New today from the Century:
- Jonathan Tran on the new black theology: "When black theologians focused on nontraditional and extra-Christian sources, white theologians had an excuse to ignore them. Not anymore."
- Edward Antonio reviews Redeeming Mulatto, in which "Brian Bantum addresses the American tendency to understand race relations in binary terms" (subscription required).
- Debra Dean Murphy on how we have, however unintentionally, used Gabby Giffords as a prop