I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the road the last couple of weeks, so that has meant a lot of audiobooks and podcasts. Three podcasts I listened to recently highlight the continual demythologizing going on in my life.
One of the key lessons from the book My Grandmother’s Hands, is to keep speaking up. Esau McCaulley does this for me. I am so grateful.
Governor Kay Ivey tweeted out that the state is BANNING the teaching of Critical Race Theory. They are sticking with teaching reading and writing.
David French is bold: Let me respond bluntly: If you’re not seeing how reactionary politics and intolerant “anti-woke” militancy are manifesting themselves on the right, then you’re not seeing how Christianity and large segments of the new right are opposed to each other. A godless and hateful movement is taking root in all too manyContinue reading “When speaking up gets you called “elite””
Healing is not accidental. It is not coincidental. Healing in our lives, our thinking, etc., is intentional. It is a process. This is the journey I have been on and the journey I will be on for the rest of my life. (I almost typed “God willing”, but I know it is God’s will.)
Some tips from Resmaa Menakem on how we can cause trauma today in the lives of black friends if we are not careful:
There is no such thing as race. None… Scientifically, anthropologically, racism is a construct — a social construct. And it has benefits. Money can be made off of it, and people who don’t like themselves can feel better because of it. It can describe certain kinds of behavior that are wrong or misleading. — ToniContinue reading “Race and trauma”
I will say this plainly: the derisive use of “CRT” and “woke” among (mostly) white male evangelical/fundamentalist leaders and “authorities” is the 2021 version of the “N” word in the 1960s. Words matter. HOW we use those words matter.
Read American history, You will seelaws being pushed now, legallyby those who spurn racialized realitymirror sins of their ancestryalmost exactly the same as 1963They curse(d) and kill(ed) Black people and POCCreatively justify bigotryCalling selves Christians-oh really? — Marlena Proper Deida Graves (@MarlenaGraves) July 21, 2021