We just took our son to college for his first year. It was hard for me, scary/exciting for him, and wounding for his mother.
The college is closing, and I'm the chaplain.
Last semester, I had students review Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith. For those unfamiliar with this book, the authors make two general claims: America is a racialized society. White evangelical Protestants are unwitting proponents of racialization.