TAG: RACISM


You May Need To Deal with Your Anger

I recently read a report from the Mental Health Organization called Boiling Point. Here are a couple of things that stood out: More than one in ten (12%) say that they have trouble controlling their own anger. More than one in four people (28%) say that they worry about how angry they sometimes feel. By DIMITRI BRADLEY So how do you know if you have an anger problem? Let me give you a...

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The Big Question: Why Are We So Mad?

According to a Mental Health Organization report, more than one in ten people say that they have trouble controlling their own anger. By Dimitri Bradley As an African-American pastor living today in the United States, I see things through different eyes than some people. While I didn’t grow up in the ghetto, it was about one block over, and I have seen all kinds of reasons people from that background are...

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‘Same Kind Of Different As Me’ Rises Above Protests, Slogans on Racism

The closest I’ve come to experiencing the pain of racism is when I was called “commie” by several of my fellow junior high classmates during the Cold War period of relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. (Russia). However, that somewhat public ridicule and humiliation was mostly the result of youthful immaturity and social ignorance. Some of that may have even been passed down by the taunters’ ignorant parents. The emotional pain,...

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Charlottesville: A Reminder of Why We Need Hope

Tragedy. Disgrace. Evil. These are all fitting words to describe what took place this weekend in Charlottesville. In the end, three lives were lost to the senseless violence that erupted between white nationalists and their counter-protesters. It’s important that we remember the victims’ names. Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke M.M. Bates all died because of a poisonous, racist ideology that for too long has found fertile ground...

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Fuller Theological Seminary Sends Message on Charlottesville Events

President Mark Labberton and Associate Dean Clifton Clarke sent out this message earlier this week on recent events in Charlottesville.Dr. Clarke and I joined many in our extended networks in immediately denouncing on social media the violent racism on display last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am aware that, for many in Fuller’s extended network, Facebook is not a primary form of communication, and I wanted to extend to...

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Tim Keller: Race, the Gospel, and the Moment

How should Christians, and especially those with an Anglo-white background, respond to last weekend’s alt-right gathering in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath? By Tim Keller Three brief things need to be said. First, Christians should look at the energized and emboldened white nationalism movement, and at its fascist slogans, and condemn it—full stop. No, “But on the other hand.” The main way most people are responding across the political spectrum is by...

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Christian Leaders React To Charlottesville Chaos; Enter Twitter Firestorm

LOS ANGELES — A firestorm of reaction to the events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Sunday morning with Christian leaders taking to Twitter to express their views.“The ‘Cross’ will always be more powerful than the swastika! #Charlottesviille,” tweeted Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, which is America’s largest Latino Evangelical organization.The "Cross" will always be more powerful than the swastika! #Charlottesviille — Rev.Samuel Rodriguez...

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