From the report issued by President Harry Truman in 1947 to the Kerner Commission ordered by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 Americans have known for decades that racism has been embedded in police departments across the 50 states. Police brutality along with a culture of racial bias has put us in the current situation in the 2020’s. Relevant Magazine’s Tyler Huckabee says enough is enough. We don’t need anymore commissions or studies, what we need is meaningful police reform.
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In an excerpt from Tim Keller’s book, Generous Justice, he explains that biblical justice consists of two Hebrew words – mishpat (to treat people equitably) and tzadeqah (a life of right relationships) – and when those two words are brought together in today’s terms it would be called social justice. If you would like a different writing style, but similar content try Joe Carter’s “The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Social Justice.”
After breaking down what privilege means author Jemar Tisby gives Christians ways to engage in their local communities while giving a Biblical framework for understanding privilege and how to use it for good.
Dr. Dharius Daniels talks with Dr. Eric Mason as they define what black lives matter and white privilege mean within the context of the gospel. The information is practical and helpful and calls on Christians to share a distinct voice that is a representative of Biblical justice.
By bringing attention to seemingly innocuous products such as Band-Aids that white people take for granted Ronke Abidoye clearly makes a case that white is the default in American culture and acknowledgment of that fact is needed to move forward.