Tagged: race

Racialized Bodies

by Cláudio Carvalhaes The classroom is a microcosm of theological education. It changes and perpetuates ideas, behaviors and ideologies. But the classroom is a result and consequence of a larger scheme of structural practices...

It’s a Matrix

by emilie m. townes The opening paragraph of the Vanderbilt University Statement of Commitments: The Divinity School is committed to the faith that brought the church into being, and it believes that one comes...

“It Looks Like a Demon”

Some notes on the visual constructions of race by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate In the final seconds of their struggle, Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown because of a visual...

Heroes of the Faith: Emma Ray

(1859-1930) For nearly 30 years Emma Ray, who was born into slavery and raised in poverty in Missouri, ministered to the homeless and transient in the slums of Seattle, Wash., along with her husband,...

Black Like Me

by Anthony Grimes I am Black I was conceived in a fallopian tube of struggle White men cut my home down to stubble And used the best of my people to fuel their pursuit...

Because Stones Can Speak

Doing justice to African American historic places  by Andi Cumbo-Floyd In Charlottesville, Va., a small graveyard sits quietly amongst a grove of trees behind a two-story farmhouse. Here the bodies of at least six...

I Am Asian, Hear Me Roar!

by Al Tizon My friend Soong-Chan Rah’s The Next Evangelicalism (InterVarsity Press, 2009) is a deeply significant book that exposes and calls into account the continuing Western captivity of American evangelicalism. “In February 2005,”...