To insist on a narrative of forgiveness is dehumanizing and violent. It goes against the very nature of lament.
Facing the “intolerable trouble” of antiblack violence
When people’s value is reduced to their economic contributions, they are dehumanized.
What would it take to stop seeing neighbors as intruders and threats?
I wish I’d had Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah’s book when I was in college.
Joel Goza explores America’s addiction to racism and racialized poverty.
Extremists craft narratives of persecution, oppression, and the need for heroic struggle. So do video games.
Real talk about racism requires getting past knee-jerk reactions.
It can prompt repentance, anyway—if we let it.
Gary Dorrien chronicles the influential—but often forgotten—work of Mordecai Johnson, Benjamin Mays, and Howard Thurman.
I used to be cautious about partnerships with people who don’t share my faith-based commitment to nonviolence. Now I’m not so sure.
An interfaith group of clergy gathered alongside anti-racist and anti-fascist activists countering white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters.
In 34 years in this country, I've experienced racism. But I've never felt like I feel this week.
This is our Pentecost moment, to move out into the streets, proclaiming the Spirit's presence among all people.
The right-wing extremists aren't counting on support from most white people. Just silence.