Category Archives for "Politics"

Should we topple the white Jesus?

As an Artist, Arts & Religion Scholar, Christian, and Hispanic who has been vocal about racial issues, I immediately started receiving messages and comments from friends about Shaun King‘s recently tweeted argument that statues of white Jesus should be removed. Mr. King’s contention is that they are icons of white supremacy.  I both agree and […]

Repenting of corporate sin rather than embracing Pathological Individualism

Last night, I read an article titled, “Why I stopped talking about racial reconciliation and started talking about white supremacy.” This article talks a bit about the pathological individualism of white theology. This is something I have thought a lot about over the last few years. We, in the United States, tend to interpret everything in […]

The problem with racism today is people don’t know they are racist.

When many people think of racism, all they think about are things like slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. We think about things like in the sign above where people are intentionally equating Blacks and Mexicans with dogs. This sort of overt personal race-based bigotry is particularly repugnant.  Most people today find this sort of overt […]

Two tactics for the disenfranchised voter

Another four years have passed and here we are once again, most of us dreading being forced to vote for the “lesser evil.” If you already know your choice and are happy about it, keep scrolling. However, if you’re like the powerless majority of Americans, I hope you will consider my two personal poll rules […]

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