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The Doctrine of Discovery

As a consultant for racial justice and equity initiatives of the United Methodist Church’s Northern Illinois Conference, I have had many occasions to both applaud the UMC’s anti-racist efforts as well as highlight the church’s racist past.  John Wesley finally … Continue reading

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Our Abraham Moment?

The VIDEO below is of my friend Lennox Iton delivering a sermon on the last Sunday of Black History Month this year.  It also contains part of the scripture reading and part of a magnificent introduction from his pastor, Rev. … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

The five-minute VIDEO below shows Dr. Joy DeGruy explaining some of the central concepts of her idea of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS), a syndrome she locates as a species of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  You cannot heal from … Continue reading

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