More On the Importance of Proximity in Race

This one will be short folks. I’m just realizing how important it has been to my integrity to join a Black church. Before, when people would say racist things, I would combat it by relying on books I had read and I would respond from my head. Now, when people say things from a conservativeContinue reading “More On the Importance of Proximity in Race”

Wynkoop’s Wesleyan Antiracism

I’m on the last pages of the holiness theologian Mildred Bangs Wynkoop’s book A Theology of Love: The Dynamic of Wesleyanism. She’s Christian, and so am I, but I thought to myself as I wondered whether I should post this on my secular blog, given all of the white Christian nationalism going on right now, maybe Christians willContinue reading “Wynkoop’s Wesleyan Antiracism”

BLM is Not the Opposite of White Supremacy

I think that the debates from yesterday were incoherent, and it was disturbing to see how much discourse has devolved in the US, and furthermore, how much people are relying on narratives and frameworks that can be summed up by the decision to name or not name white supremacist groups, and also the decision toContinue reading “BLM is Not the Opposite of White Supremacy”

Are All White People White Supremacists?

Caucusing is necessary, but it has been called White supremacist. For those of you who don’t know, “caucusing” is basically what happens when an organization divides people into groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. to discuss their identity/identities in “like-groups.” These can also be referred to as affinity groups. The theory is thatContinue reading “Are All White People White Supremacists?”

W.E.B. du Bois and Booker T. Washington

I am reading The Souls of Black Folk, which was published in 1903 by W.E.B. du Bois. I am learning a lot, and I am also remembering how he came across for me when I was a student learning about him when I was in fifth grade. I will share that with you now, thoughContinue reading “W.E.B. du Bois and Booker T. Washington”