A Hundred Years Ago In Minnesota

Eighty-eight days ago in Minnesota, George Floyd was apparently killed by police officer Derek Chauvin. And eighteen days afterward on June 12, a black man named Max Mason was posthumously pardoned for a crime he didn’t commit.  Max Mason didn’t receive a pardon because of what happened to George Floyd eighteen days earlier in Minnesota….

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If Silence Is Violence, Jesus Is A Sinner

One of the most popular slogans from protestors over the last couple weeks is, “silence is violence, silence is compliance.” The slogan suggests people—especially white people—who are silent about the perceived racist basis for George Floyd’s murder are complicit in systemic racism and racist police brutality against George Floyd and other black people. The slogan…

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Does Systemic Racism Exist?

The conflict over slavery was: is it right or wrong? The conflict over segregation was: is it right or wrong? However, the conflict over systemic racism isn’t: is it right or wrong? The conflict is: does systemic racism exist or not? That is a fundamentally different question. Americans are not divided over whether systemic racism…

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5 Non-Black Americans React To George Floyd’s Murder

I’ve asked 10 Christians—5 black Americans and 5 non-black Americans—to share their reactions to George Floyd’s murder. Some people believe black Americans and non-black Americans—especially white Americans have entirely different reactions to injustices against Geoge Floyd and black men. But as you read in part 1, and as you’ll see in this article, part 2—these…

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5 Black Americans React To George Floyd’s Murder

I’ve asked 10 Christians—5 black Americans and 5 non-black Americans—to share their reactions to George Floyd’s murder. Some people believe black Americans and non-black Americans—especially white Americans have entirely different reactions to injustices against Geoge Floyd and black men. But as you’ll see in this article, part 1, and tomorrow’s article, part 2—these individuals have…

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Is Racism Worse Than Murder?

We probably wouldn’t know Ahmaud Arbery’s name if he hadn’t been killed by two white people. When black people are victims of alleged murder, our reactions are often measured by the skin colour of the perpetrators. When the level of outrage over injustices against black people is precipitated by the level of melanin in the…

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