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Racism

A church basement serving as a stop for freedom on the Underground Railroad. A dungeon in Ghana where Africans were chained before enslavement far from home. Both dark places, but one offered a light of hope. […] Read More

The Alabama memorial serves as a somber reminder of our nation’s sad and brutal history. A place to confront the truth of racial terror. A place of prayer and for lamentation. And yet, a ray of hope beyond the clouds. […] Read More

The U.S. is stretched and pulled by the unavoidable differences arising from our cultural, racial, historical and personal experiences. A naming controversy over an infamous Alabama bridge illustrates the polarities dividing us. […] Read More

White-biased imagery is common in our churches, but its inherent racism is much more subtle than the blatant sexist language and patriarchal imagery that is so dominant in our worship services and beyond. […] Read More

We can blame social media for the flames of racial tension, however, these platforms only fuel what is already lit in each of us. Racial reconciliation can only be truly addressed when we address ourselves. […] Read More

Even if we live in integrated neighborhoods, we often live within the segregated silos of our memories and histories apart from the memories and histories of our neighbors of color. That’s why Black History Month is for all of us. […] Read More

Wage theft is all around us – some estimates say billions of dollars a year unpaid – falling hardest on the most vulnerable, particularly black workers. However, what is wrong can be made right. […] Read More

The use of demeaning language is a first step to dehumanize people, which ultimately leads to suffering and possibly death. It’s been true in our history and is still true today. […] Read More

Looking back on our nation’s role in slavery and racism, communities are struggling with how to memorialize and interpret the past. Sometimes, to enter well into the future, we need to own our past. […] Read More

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary penned a 70-page report on the seminary’s shameful complicity in slavery, Jim Crow and white supremacy. While the clear-eyed report is not enough, it is a strong start. […] Read More