How White People Gather to Undermine White Supremacy

Last Sunday, two colleagues and I greeted a group of thirty-three people over a shared meal in a church social hall to talk together about race and racism. With five different churches from four different traditions – UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian – we came together to talk about the problem of racism in our [Read More…]

What to Do About Our Crisis of Racial Injustice?

The problems that we face are not about the police. We do not need to wait on the outcomes of trials against individual police officers. This is not about individual police officers. This is about the soul of our nation. [Read more…]

How To Be an Effective White Ally

To destroy racism we have to destroy the system that was built upon Black people’s backs and to destroy that system is to destroy everything that white people hold near and dear to their heart. [Read more…]

Are Whites Guilty of Racism or Just Responsible For It?

White people want to believe that we are autonomous—that we are only being racist if we are making a conscious decision to be racist and that those decisions are the only things we’re responsible for. [Read more…]

Do White People Need Black Friends?

Of the white people I know who actively think and care about racism . . . all of them had some personal connection to a POC (or more than one) who helped them understand. [Read more…]

Reflections on Black Friends, Black Spaces, and White Identity

It felt vaguely colonialist for me to be coming to their space for just a handful of weeks, taking their expertise, using their space, playing with their children, and leaving. [Read more…]

The Perils of Negotiating Black Identity on a White Campus

I used to be the one to always speak out and speak my mind when it came to blackness and racism but . . . I have grown weary because I live and exist in these white spaces that do not understand me. [Read more…]

Dialogue on Race: College Students Talk Across Racial Lines

One of the most vibrant memories I have was when I was in second grade, I was playing with a white girl during recess and a teacher came and made me sit out and said, “You are not allowed to touch or play with white girls.” [Read more…]

What We Need to Learn from Trump

There is a problem in white America and it will not go away until we meet it head on.
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Is Slavery Really Over?

White people will never be able to understand the problem of policing and the black community until we are able to unpack the legacy of slavery and how contemporary prejudice and racism unfold directly from that legacy. [Read more…]