When You Are A Christian Voting for Trump

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If you are a (obviously white) Christian voting for Trump, still, I think it’s only fair that you know how the rest of us view you. You know, just in case somewhere down the road you say “I never knew!’ Well, now you do. When I see you post your support of him, I know you are an unsafe person. …

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Empire As A Way of Life – A Review

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  “Maybe the reason people don’t like Hillary isn’t so much that they don’t like her, as it is that they don’t like the role of the presidency itself.” I read this comment recently somewhere on Twitter, and thought it was an interesting point. William Appleman Williams in his book Empire As A Way of Life, would take that thought …

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The Formation of Whiteness

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  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, …