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Judging Prejudice: Looking for Lies with White Eyes

I have a lot of conversations about race and prejudice, and it is something I’ve done a fair bit of thinking and praying about. When I discuss these things publicly, people (usually white people) sometimes have a hard time believing that racism continues to be a significant force in contemporary society. 755 more words


Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby: Watchmen Needed

In Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman we discover that Atticus Finch is a racist, a strikingly different persona than we first came to know in… 1,116 more words

An Open Letter to my African-American Friends

Dear brothers and Sisters:

I wish to begin by declaring my love and respect for you. I am thankful for you and for your ministries. In many ways, each of you have had a profound influence on my life and ministry. 628 more words


"Mother, Mother...": On Mass Media's Re-Imagining of Toya Graham

“Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way…

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Prison, Trauma and Empathy - a twisted loop


I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy lately, both because of the upcoming presidential election, and because of some bad luck I had recently with property crime. 1,088 more words

Injustice Anxiety: How Progressive Christians Have Become Their Own Worst Enemy

A couple months ago, my wife and I attended a theatrical performance given at Northwestern’s law school, which detailed the history of violence and systemic injustice in Chicago. 1,539 more words