Race, Racism, and Justice

Sorry to be so inconsistent with posting. I have been rewriting old lectures for my graduate class in New Testament theology, which I am teaching at VETU (http://www.evtos.hr/en/home/) in Osijek, Croatia. And–to be honest–prepping for the lectures is kicking my tail.

I am thinking about posting those lectures on a podcast, maybe resurrect the old Cruciform Podcast; they’re not perfect by any means, but I’m really happy with the material and discussion we’ve been having. (Of course, I couldn’t post the audio without gaining permission from VETU and from my students, so it may be a non-starter.)

Anyway. I’ve been thinking about the current state of race and racism in America as a theological problem. Ergo a new series. With a nice, non-controversial title: “Race, Racism, and Justice”.

In the next several posts, I want to talk through how I understand current controversies over this thorniest of American issues, race.

I expect to write and post on the following topics, in the following order. Some topics warrant a single post, some require multiple posts. At current pace, I will write and post once or twice each week.

  • Race essentialism
  • Systemic “racism”
  • Equality and equity
  • What is CRT? Should I be scared of it?
  • Defining justice
  • The problem with “colorblindness”
  • The problem with “antiracism”
  • Is progress a myth?
  • Is America living up to the values of our founding? Do we even want to try?

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