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The Formation of Whiteness

In Society/Culture by Caris Adel2 Comments

  Looking back, it was the little things that shaped me. The memories that stare me in the face, asking ‘Why do you still think of me? What can I possibly mean to you?’ It was one decision. One moment in a million moments of parenting, and yet it’s one I remember, albeit somewhat vaguely. But the impression it left …

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Trouble I’ve Seen – Interview with Drew Hart

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I’m so excited to share this discussion I had with Drew. His book, Trouble I’ve Seen is your must-read for the year. And, the Englewood Review of Books just selected it as their March Book of the Month, so be sure to follow along with that discussion this month. ***** You mention a few examples of talking to people who …

When White Christians Support Good Cops

In Church, History by Caris Adel

How do you deal with the willfully ignorant? With those people who have good intentions, who believe that those who disagree just don’t know their hearts? Do we defriend them? Refuse to go to church with them? Exclude them? Be thankful that at least we’re not like them? Why does it matter? Why do I care so much that nice, …

Courageous Black Lives – Harriet Ann Jacobs and Eubie Blake

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Last fall I taught a class at our homeschool co-op on Courageous Black Lives. I was a little nervous about doing this topic, but ended up being able to frame the class in a way that not only discusses the courage and bravery of over 30 people that I want the kids to recognize, but also talks about the powers of white …