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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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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Social Justice and Slander, Critical Theory and Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories were once routinely dismissed by reasonable people—until professors and politicians gave conspiracy theories a new name: social justice. In an article about white privilege last year, I said, “[the] government is not secretly plotting my demise. I do not believe Justin Trudeau—and Donald Trump for Black Americans—is clever enough to pull that off,…

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We Have Not Abolished Racism

William Wilberforce didn’t abolish racism in Britain. John Graves Simcoe didn’t abolish racism in Canada. Thomas Jefferson didn’t abolish racism in America. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t abolish racism. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights leaders didn’t abolish racism. Barack Obama’s election didn’t abolish racism. We have abolished slavery, not racism. We have…

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Moses or Marx?

If I change my positions on racial equality because evangelical leaders disagree with me, I would have been pro-slavery in the eighteenth century because of George Whitefield and a segregationist in the twentieth century because of Carl. F. H. Henry. Evangelical leaders do not hold a monopoly on truth. The Bible is innerant: they are…

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The Anti-Islamophobia Motion: An Alliance between Islam and Progressivism

A couple of months ago the Canadian government passed Motion 103, also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion. Some, namely the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party, are downplaying the political ramifications of the motion. If we believed them, we would conclude that M-103 isn’t least bit threatening to the fundamental freedoms of Canadians. In…

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Black Lives Matter and the Gospel

I recently came across a response to my Black Lives Matter and White Privilege article by a writer from CultureWarReporters.com. And though the writer, Evan, is critical of my article, I actually really enjoyed his response. This is, of course, not to suggest that I agree with Evan’s conclusions or assumptions—which he humbly admits as…

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