Note: This is a dynamic document. A little over a month ago, a church in Dallas asked me to help them develop a discipleship plan that would foster growth in their congregation in the area of racial justice. The church… Read More ›
Race: What Is It?
God created human diversity, but it is humans who created race and narratives of racial difference/hierarchy. Perhaps nothing illustrates the point more clearly than the fact that “All human beings are 99.9 percent identical in their genetic makeup.” Remarkably, God has designed… Read More ›
Special Podcast Episode: I Am Not a Virus!
Last Friday, Helen Lee, Eugene Cho, Seana Reavis, and I joined Someday is Here podcast host Vivian Mabuni to record a conversation about the stigmatization of Asians and the resulting anti-Asian sentiment that is occurring amid the enormous distress and… Read More ›
Six Major Limitations of Statistics
Yesterday, I read an interesting exchange on Twitter between a college student and a college professor about systemic racism, specifically in policing. The college student insisted that in 2018, there was no statistical evidence for the existence of systemic racism… Read More ›
Guilt and Shame: Roadblocks and Catalysts in Racial Bridge Building
This post is adapted from Lesson 3:Shame and Guilt in The Bridge to Racial Unity Discussion Guide 2.0. I wrote this section with considerable input from Jayson Georges, a friend, author, missionary, and founder of HonorShame.com , a website that offers practical tools… Read More ›
When Freedom and Oppression of Ethnic Minorities Are Matters of Political Expediency
There’s a strong connection between the end of post-Civil War American slavery and the internment of Japanese Americans – both of which happened in 1942. And that connection has significant bearing on life in America today. We need to go… Read More ›
How can we learn to see each other in the face of racialized pain?
It happened 3 months ago. As my daughter and I exited the car and started walking toward the pool entrance, I heard it. “Konnichiwa!” It was a strange thing to hear in the middle of our area of Atlanta, where… Read More ›
No Love, No Freedom
My friend and colleague Latasha Morrison, who started the non-profit Be the Bridge, got a call from a friend yesterday. Her friend’s friend – we’ll call him James – was on his way to another friend’s house in Baton Rouge when… Read More ›
What’s Playing on Your Station?: The Racialized Messages that Shape Our Identity
Most of us don’t spend time thinking about the fact that we’re surrounded by invisible communication signals. They travel largely unnoticed through the air we breathe in the form of radio frequencies, infrared signals, microwaves, and other kinds of electromagnetic… Read More ›
A Biblical Approach to Overcoming Racial Discourse Allergy
When people start talking about race and racism, do you experience a range of negative emotions, an elevation in blood pressure, increased heart rate, sweaty palms, heartburn, chest tightness, or a knot in the pit of your stomach? If so,… Read More ›