I am going to describe three different scenarios to you, and I would ask you to use your imagination to put yourself fully into each of them. Scenario #1: The Kentucky-Tennessee 10K Race. Imagine that you are a runner and that you live in Kentucky. You have entered a 10K race in which all participants… Continue reading Should White People Feel Ashamed of White Privilege?
If you have been watching the news and following the discourse on the recent protests, you may have run across a recent video made by a woman named Candace Owens. Candace Owens is a conservative black woman who has recently gained press and social media coverage for her support of President Trump, her criticism of… Continue reading About the Candace Owens Video Going Around. And Also Some Thoughts about Systemic Racism
In the past few decades, the United States has made excellent strides in promoting civil rights, especially for People of Color and other minority groups. We had our first African-American president, and we increasingly see People of Color in our government. This is cause for celebration. Nevertheless, we still have a long way to go… Continue reading About Oppression, Racism, White Privilege, and Justice: Why Oppression Harms All of Us
I am white, and I am a Christian, and I believe white Christians, by and large, do not understand racism. I know I do not fully understand racism. We are a large part of the problem, and we must change. Ignorance is…Ignorance When I was growing up, I learned about the Civil War and about… Continue reading What I Didn’t Understand About Racism