There is nothing more American than football (not even baseball); so it’s safe to say the NFL is an extension of American society as we know it – entertainment, competition, violence, “paytriotism”, and lots of money to be made by white men perched in an ivory tower. 2 years ago in October – Domestic Violence Awareness … Continue reading The NFL STILL Doesn’t Care About Domestic Violence
This summer I witnessed the mistreatment and removal of a Black family from a Southwest Airlines flight. You can read more of the story here. Many of us who witnessed this spoke up. Southwest could have responded with heart and set themselves apart, but their response was bland and unhelpful. In spite of this I will … Continue reading A Disappointing Response About Southwest’s Racism
If I get to use the heaps of privilege that I have to make a difference, bringing this movement to the mat and to my students is what I can do.
Every day we encounter one another through lenses colored by social hierarchy—consciously and unconsciously. The conclusions we draw are rooted in the beliefs we hold about how people are classified and what their perceived value is based on their social classifications.
The day after the second Presidential debate, I sat at my kitchen counter listening to cable pundits in a lather over the bitter, accusational nature of the second debate…and then—during each program—the host would stumble over themselves, interrupting their own reporting— to read the latest tweet from one of the candidates. At that moment a … Continue reading Early Voting As A Spiritual Practice
Right now they are engaged in damage control, but I hope that in time, InterVarsity’s leadership realizes that this could all have been avoided if they would have put Christian Fellowship ahead of InterVarsity.