Faith When Your Job Is On The Line

Over the past several months, I've shared about how difficult work has been. I would be lying if I said all that's happened wasn't upsetting—because it is—but even so, God has been meeting me and challenging me in the midst of it. This is some of what I'm chewing on at the moment. My Job … Continue reading Faith When Your Job Is On The Line

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“I Want to Know More”: Resources on black history, culture, and racial justice

First things first: I did not make this list. I surveyed my white racially-conscious, Latino, and black friends for resources that had helped them understand racial justice issues and compiled their results along with a few recommendations of my own. I was, however, happy to provide suggestions for how to get started with the list at … Continue reading “I Want to Know More”: Resources on black history, culture, and racial justice

Race Relations and the False Immunity of Black Achievement

Ask the “average American” about race relations and they go straight to economically depressed black people, black crime and out-of-wedlock childbirth. This exercise in free association reveals that negative stereotypes about blacks are the most dominant and readily available (versus, say, the myth of the model minority for Asian-Americans) and that either the concept of "relations"—implying the … Continue reading Race Relations and the False Immunity of Black Achievement