As my mother laid there dying, so many thoughts entered my head.
Prayers and unanswered questions.
So much I never said…
We must be clear that in every culture and in every historical moment, we are doing theology from a specific socio-political location, and it is necessary that in each moment, we analyze the contributions and acts of each consciously contextualized theology in order to work for justice, dignity, and renewal.
Jesus taught us to “love our neighbors as ourselves” or the modern equivalent – “Put your neighbor in the risk pool you would like to be put in.”
When I first moved to Baltimore, I worked briefly as a human resources recruiter for a pair of entrepreneurial Russian immigrants who provided labor for different service industries in the city. On my third day of work, one of the owners of the company and his Latina hiring manager told me not to hire black … Continue reading 5 Ways Latinxs Can Support Black Lives
This poem was written long before Good Friday, in anticipation of the wave of emotions to come. I take this day of remembrance to critically think about the systems of this world, and my place in them. So every year, Good Friday brings a mix of emotions. And Id encourage everyone reading this to approach … Continue reading Heroes
Sometimes white people point out they, too, have been “bashed” or had derogatory things said to them. Using derogatory terms toward white people (and I mean white, since “Caucasian” is not exactly a “race” cf. Bhagat Singh Thind v. U.S.) can be caused by a couple of different things. The first is that those of … Continue reading White People Jokes – Laughter as a Survival Strategy