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Are We Ready to Listen?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

What is it like to have people look at you every day and decide that because of one physical feature, you must be a bad person? A dangerous person? A worthless person? A person to be watched closely? ...

The 10 Ferguson Stories You Need to See
Originally Posted: 11/26/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: On Monday night, it was announced that a grand jury in St. Louis County found no probable cause to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson on any of five possible counts. Throughout t ...

Let Us Demonstrate to the World How Repentance Works
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Confession and repentance are messy and painful, and they don’t come natural to us. Our human heart is in a natural state of denial. Without an external agent, God, we are unable to recognize our prejudices, o ...

What Faith Leaders Can Do To Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

The school-to-prison pipeline is a moral and racial justice crisis. Solving the problem will require an all-hands-on-deck solution. September is often associated with the celebrat ...

The Image of God vs. The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

Implicit bias does not ask why. It only takes surface observation and draws lines of quick logic: These circumstances are reserved for criminals. Therefore, these people are criminals. ...

Weekly Wrap 9.5.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

1. Almost Like the Blues Canadian folk bard Leonard Cohen reads lyrics from one of his latest songs — a gentle, melancholy reflection on life and hope. 2. How Back-to-School Shopping Reinforces Gender Norms ...

The Problem With Systemic Racism...
Originally Posted: 09/09/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

They say a watched pot never boils. But that's not entirely true. Of course a watched pot boils—it's just that intently watching a pot of water reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit is not an incredibly excit ...

Don't Ignore It: 5 Ways Christians and Churches Must Engage Michael Brown’s Death
Originally Posted: 08/19/2014 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

But I thought it would be helpful to share a few thoughts how churches, Christians, and leaders can be engaging the events of this past 11 days in their respective churches – now and in the future. ...

Racism in the Legal System: Beyond the Quick-Fix Approach
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

I believe evangelicals have the possibility of addressing racial injustice in a more creative way that could get more closely to the roots of the problem if we took the time to think creatively. ...

An Inconvenient Truth: I Am Black
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

I am much more likely to live in an impoverished neighborhood, receive an inferior education in a neighborhood school, and not graduate from high school than white students my age. Those are inconvenient truth ...

A Convenient Truth: I Am White
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

There are countless factors one could cite for the current levels of race-based inequality in the U.S., and many opinions exist surrounding potential solutions, yet there are three points of emphasis that need ...