An evangelical racial alibi is a defense or excuse for why we have not been involved in this modern civil rights movement. It is the moral and spiritual reasons that we have devised to continue to uphold our institutional white supremacy
Getting woke is a revolutionary act of resistance against systems and structures that would strip humans of their inherent value. Jesus was and is woke- we can be too.
Intuition. Denial. Anger. Apathy. Emptiness. Accountability. Reformation. Forgiveness. Resurrection. Hope. Redemption.
These words are integral to the Christian narrative. Try to find a bible tract or gospel presentation that doesn’t have at least 50% of them. Christians love these words… Until Beyonce says them…
When Jesus shows up to the temple he sees what is wrong and chooses to interrupt it. He flips tables, disrupts the temple economy and decries the injustice toward “the other.” He shuts it down.
I always joke that if I were to write a memoir about those early years that it would be called Grandma Tried. But really…she did try, but the reality of racist family roots on all sides doesn’t set a white woman up well to raise her biracial granddaughter to be a picture of #blackgirlmagic.