Another day. Another dollar. Another Black man shot. Another gay person shot. Another police officer shot. Nothing new under the sun. Life goes on right?
No. Life can’t just “go on.” We need to address this.
As Adventists, we are really good about talking about end time events and preaching present truth.
But I find that when it comes to present day events and present day realities, we are silent, we are complicit, we are ignorant, we are apathetic, we are ambivalent.
Where is my church when it hurts? Continue reading Where is My Church When it Hurts?: On White Silence, Silence in General, Using Eschatology as an Excuse for Apathy and Inactivity and…Hope
I want to read stories with my kids where characters who aren’t white get to fight crime, solve mysteries, travel, explore, dream, dance, and grow. I want those characters to shine because they are awesome, not because they are other. I want them to get the giggles so hard they pee a little, and I … Continue reading Holdin’ Out for a (Nonwhite) (Funny) (Fictional) Hero
Source: The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack. A blog post about late-night TV hosts, white privilege and the “invisible knapsack” that white privileges bestows upon its possessors. Continue reading The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack.
…because it’s obvious some people still don’t get it. Let me try and see if I can help. (P.S. I lied. This lesson will be anything but brief. I don’t know if any lesson on racism can be. But as a side note, here’s my full disclosure: I don’t think I’ve ever been able to write … Continue reading A Brief Lesson on Racism…
I was trying to comb out my hair in the change room after my swim today. The shrinkage (and the accompanying struggle) was real. Chlorine and my hair (and my eyes for that matter) are not friends. I was just trying to detangle it and then I would wash it when I got home. In … Continue reading A Touching Story About My Hair Being Touched
Beauty Whitewashed: How White Ideals Exclude Women of Color. via Beauty Whitewashed: How White Ideals Exclude Women of Color. Continue reading Beauty Whitewashed: How White Ideals Exclude Women of Color
“Where can we be Black?” We may not yet get to be Black on the streets, but we will be Black in our churches. We will not shoot back.
#SayHerName Continue reading We Will Not Shoot Back