Tagged with Racism

Commentary: Tony Jones being “Borderline Racist”

A couple weeks ago I went to a very interesting session at Fuller Seminary on “Emerging Spiritualities in the American Church.” The key speakers were Tony Jones, Lauren Winner, and Phyllis Tickle. During the session there was some commentary about Tony’s perspective of the growth of Pentecostalism in the Global South. By his own admission, Tony, is pretty … Continue reading

The Soul of Hip-Hop

I cannot exclaim how excited I am to add another book about Hip-Hop to my library. Not only will The Soul of Hip Hop sit well next to Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, The Hip Hop Wars, Total Chaos Where You’re At (which I plan to someday review), and  others on my office shelf, it will … Continue reading

Commentary:Farrakhan

I am not a particular supporter of Louis Farrakhan or his ideas, but I do believe he has some wisdom in this clip. There are a hodgepodge of ideas in this clip, but what do you think about the main issue of influencing culture through hip-hop and his comments about the influence hip-hop culture has … Continue reading

Words of a King

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word … Continue reading

How White is your resume?

It is often joked that minorities are more likely to be hired because institutions want/need diversity, but the reality is research still shows that a White male with the same qualifications as a Black male is more likely to be hired for the same job. This bias specifically applies to resumes. “Ethnic” names and connections … Continue reading

Invictus

Here is my review of the movie Invictus that just posted on the Urban Faith website.

HP Racist?

HP responded on its blog. “We are working with our partners to learn more,” HP said. “The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty ‘seeing’ contrast in conditions where … Continue reading

Glen Beck & "White Culture"

Why is it so hard for Beck to define White culture – especially when he says Obama has a hatred of it? What is “White culture”? My personal take is that there is “White culture” just like there is “Black culture”. But just as within Black culture, White culture is not monolithic, nor should everyone … Continue reading

The Hope of a Hebraic-Jewish Jesus

What does it mean to have images of a White Jesus, Asian Jesus etc.? Most of the time we don’t really think about how we depict Jesus, but perhaps it is important that we think of it with more intent. Historically a depiction of a white, western European looking Jesus has been the most prominent. … Continue reading

Interracial Injustice

What is this 1967? A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. . . . Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came … Continue reading