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What Does Mark Lilla Want? American Liberalism And The Legacy Of White Supremacy (Roger Green)

Directly following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, HarperCollins released a hastily written book by the Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla. Before commenting on the new book, I want to recall something Lilla wrote at the end of his much more thoughtful book, The Stillborn God (2007): Those of us […]

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How The New Left Helped Create The Alt-Right (Carl Raschke)

The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia turned on a dime pervasive media attention and popular focus on what looked for many like an apocalyptic confrontation with North Korea, and fashioned another instant narrative about an imminent threat to America – in this case the rise of the so-called “alt-right.” The death of one person and injury […]

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Bombs And Moms – DuBois’ Challenge To America’s Racist And Militarist Legacy (Roger Green)

On April 4, 2017, Harlem’s Riverside Baptist Church (along with Iliff School of Theology) hosted a 50th anniversary event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, written in large part by the late Dr. Vincent Harding.  “A Time to Break the Silence” was the subtitle of the original […]

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The Emancipation of America?

As we celebrate the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation, historian Kidada Williams reminds us that as we celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the document, we should examine what the Emancipation did and did not do. Williams writes that: Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as a military strategy for winning the war […]

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Sledgehammer Words — Katie Mulligan

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about anti-racist work in the church and the difficulty of doing that work in settings that are mostly white. It seems like a never-ending project just to begin to raise awareness of the privilege of whiteness, much less really dig into the ways in […]

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