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The Color of Compromise | Reflections & Notes

January 29, 2019


Jemar Tisby. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Zondervan, 2019. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS We should all be unsettled at our history; the ancestors and ideologies that have preceded us. We should be equally dispirited with how seemingly impotent religious adherence has been, for many, in breeding a more just […]

So you want to talk about race | Reflections & Notes

January 18, 2019


Ijeoma Oluo. So you want to talk about race. Seal Press, 2018. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS I have very few reflections to share simply because this book is incredibly articulate and accessible. I do resonate with @IjeomaOluo’s comments in her Google talk [the video above], I don’t like talking about race. I can’t stand it. I do not […]

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

September 3, 2018


Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means Cleveland has been writing and speaking about this issue for over five years. Along with […]

Documenting Hate | Reflections

August 13, 2018


Watch the film at PBS Frontline. Reflections Take a deep breath. We’re in for a long ride. Frontline has for years been a source of award-winning journalism. Through really amazing story-telling, their documentaries have consistently provided the in-depth investigation that allows us, the viewer, to understand more deeply the issues, and/or exposes the injustices and […]

Real American | Reflections & Notes

June 7, 2018


Julie Lythcott-Haims. Real American: a memoir. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. (272 pages) REFLECTIONS My journey of understanding identity through the lens of race in the context of American culture continues with this read, and I am deeply thankful for this memoir, a personal exposé that hits quite close to my heart. Lythcott-Haims is brutally honest, […]

I’m Still Here | Review & Notes

May 22, 2018


Austin Channing Brown. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness. Convergent Books, 2018. (185 pages) Austin Channing Brown: White people are ‘exhausting’, by Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion New Service; Book Review by Shannon Whitehead of The Witness; A Conversation with Austin Channing Brown by Dianca Potts of Signature. REVIEW Go buy and […]

The Rachel Divide | Reflections

May 18, 2018


The Rachel Divide, 2018 [TV-MA] IMDB page. Reviews and Commentaries First, here are a few noteworthy reviews and commentaries: The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Isn’t Going To Change Anyone’s Mind by Kovie Biakolo of BuzzFeed; ‘Rachel Divide’ Director Says Dolezal ‘Has Remained Resolute by Audie Cornish of NPR; “The Rachel Divide” Review: A Disturbing Portraint of Dolezal’s Racial Fraudulence […]