SUMMARY: A fiery piece of commentary that was penned in 2017. It lists three reasons – “individualistic theology, a sanitized version of history, and good old white centering” – why the author stopped talking about racial reconciliation and started talking about white supremacy.
KEY QUOTE: “The term white supremacy labels the problem more accurately. It locates the problem on whiteness and its systems. It focuses on outcomes not intentions. It is collective not individual. It makes whiteness uncomfortable and responsible. And that is important.”
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A thorough history of the church and its complicity with racism and white supremacy doctrine. An excellent starting point to learning about the church and racism working hand in hand. The next step would be to read or watch The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.Read more
An excerpt from the paper that started it all. Instead of categorically dismissing intersectionality, read the original paper and come to an opinion yourself. We found it to be compelling and a useful exercise to answer the twenty six questions included in the excerpt.Read more