Tag Archives: racism

the bigot in my brain

 NPR had a great segment yesterday on the hidden (racial) prejudices we all carry. The author of an article called the bigot in my brain and the developer of a test of hidden prejudices suggested that all of us carry a … Continue reading

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damned if you do redux

OK so it is clear that i wasn’t very clear in my thoughts in this post  damned if you do damned if you don’t. This is not about being politically for Obama or Clinton. It is my observation of how differently … Continue reading

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the power of what if

One of the most powerful lessons learned in my recent diversity training with Steve Robbins is the power of asking the question, what if? I have applied that learning to the recent conversations about race and the emergent ( not … Continue reading

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why race matters VI – look who’s talking about race

Recently person whose  church hired an African American pastor to ”help” them reach out to diverse community was distressed to learn that the pastor was frustrated by the lack of awareness in the mostly white church about what was happening in Jena. There was a … Continue reading

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race matters V here a noose there a noose every where a loose noose

OK everywhere you look it seems there are nooses being hung. First Jena then a long Island police station, then the door of a Columbia university professor. Note that two of these are in the north where it is suggested … Continue reading

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john mellencamp sings out on Jena

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why race still matters and trumps everything in emerging/missional conversation

If you haven’t heard about the Jena six don’t be surprised. Until today when thousands marched to protest the treatment of six back youth by the justice system in the south there was scant  coverage of the six black students plight … Continue reading

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why race still matters! yet again – updated

Warning this may sound like a rant to some, read on if you care. I am beginning to sound like a broken record but I am amazed at how many Christians in the blogosphere are playing down the Michael Richards tirade. … Continue reading

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race, culture and the michael richards thing

I have watched, read and listened to all the talk about Michael Richards racial meltdown last week. Now I’m ready to wade into the hype. I have to say of the bat, I was never a fan of Seinfield; (it always amazed … Continue reading

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why race matters

While browsing I came across an interesting story it reflects an ongoing lack of understanding among about race and racism that I have most recently experienced with some Christian folks I’ve been meeting with. Here’s a quote Hey, black guy … Continue reading

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