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May 9 4 tweets 2 min read
.@JemarTisby can you help me understand why two black Christian men discussing abortion dedicate more time to what white Christians think and do than the importance of marriage, fatherhood, & the *biblical* obligation men (incl. black men) have to their families (1 Tim. 5:8)?🧵 Image Your reference to “women, babies, and families” made me think of BLM’s “Black Villages” principle. Both talk about black families without a single reference to black men. Do you believe an increase in black nuclear families is a *necessary* component of improving social outcomes? ImageImage
May 7 8 tweets 3 min read
.@IAmSophiaNelson interesting and thought-provoking piece.

On what basis do you claim Justice Thomas feels no duty to black ppl? Here he quotes Douglass in his Grutter dissent on UM’s AA policies. That’s the same “we don’t need handouts” ethos you cite in your column. 🧵 ImageImageImage Unlike the left, black conservatives tend to focus on the importance of the nuclear family. I noticed no part of your agenda said anything about marriage or family. Was this an oversight or do you not think a 70% nonmarital birth rate is connected to social outcomes?
Mar 15 13 tweets 3 min read
.@michaelharriot I read your column and would love to know if you would apply this standard to education funding as well, esp. given the poor outcomes some schools & districts produce for low-income kids. Principle aside, I want to respond to the arguments you made in this piece. Point #1: No one wants more police funding.

One 2020 (post-GF) Gallup poll found that 81% of black respondents said they wanted the same or an increased police presence. Anyone who’s talked to vested residents (not activists) would attest to this.

news.gallup.com/poll/316571/bl…
Mar 2 9 tweets 4 min read
Our media establishment’s trans advocacy is one reason people regurgitate euphemisms like “gender affirming care” without having to give precise definitions. The fact is that kids *can*get puberty blockers as young as 10.

mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi… Most kids aren’t eligible for surgery until they turn 18 but Boston Children’s Hospital will do “top” surgeries on girls as young as 15.

childrenshospital.org/centers-and-se…
Feb 15 4 tweets 1 min read
I draw a very bright line between drunken bar fights in country and the promotion of *murder* in rap. Same with women in Old Glory swimsuits dancing in front Kid Rock and Nelly swiping a credit card down a woman’s backside. As a pastor, I’m sure you appreciate when God draws distinctions between sin in general & specific abominations. Same here. Further, I think it’s fair to ask to what extent art imitates life and vice versa when the artists & the men imitating them are murdered at very high rates.
Feb 14 4 tweets 1 min read
Rappers have donated lots of $$ to good causes. The question is at what cost. Electoral politics are important, but culture is as well. And there needs to be serious discussion around the impact 30+ yrs of hip hop’s norms & values have had on our communities and country. This is not some small issue that can be waived away as Gen X/Boomer pearl-clutching. We’re talking abt mainstream artists rapping about killing other black men and degrading black women. These are people that are celebrated by everyone from fans to brands.
Jan 13 5 tweets 2 min read
One of the biggest problems with this essay is the sleight of hand it employs regarding race. It starts with the country’s desire to correct the wrongs done to black Americans but the two examples given are related to immigration. 1/5 This only makes sense to someone who thinks “people of color” is a useful and precise category. I assure you that it’s not, especially among the growing number of black citizens that see the Dem hand-wringing about voter ID as more about immigration than “racial justice”. 2/5
Oct 29, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
No, we just know that there was not a single reference to police brutality or violence in any of BLM’s 13 Guiding Principles.

They did manage to take a swipe at the nuclear family though. Don’t you find that odd for a group that’s allegedly pro-black? We also know there are typically about 10-25 unarmed black men involved in fatal police shootings each year, while there are hundreds of school-aged kids killed in street violence every year. And in cities like Philly and St. Louis, over 90% of the homicide victims are black.
Sep 26, 2021 16 tweets 4 min read
I read this post by @DavidAFrench to hear his arguments and heart. That said, this essay suffers from the same problems most analyses on crime and punishment in this country do: 1) a lack of specificity, 2) misplaced sympathies, 3) and an unwillingness to assess tradeoffs. As is often the case in this area, David never says WHY people in this country are incarcerated. Before I do that, it is helpful to know what the ecosystem of confinement looks like. There are about 630K ppl in local jails.
Sep 12, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
I see the conservative rejection of race labels (eg, hyphenated Americans) as a desire to encourage a single national identity as “Americans”. The conservatives cheering for Tamara Mensah-Stock did so because they see her primarily American, not her ethnic identity. That said, I agree that there are cultural histories and norms specific to groups within the broader culture. I think it’s unwise to act as if that diversity of experience doesn’t exist or matter. HBCUs, Ebony and Jet, the “black church”, etc. all came to be in a specific..
Sep 10, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
Hey @rolandsmartin, It’s bad journalism (and manners) to ask someone a question, not allow them to answer, and insert your own response.

Your problem is you think I’m a partisan like you. I can assure you I’m not. I have certain values that are anchored in a biblical worldview. That’s why I believe that people are made in the image of God and that their value is inherent—NOT dependent on whether they are wanted by their parents, how they were conceived, or how other people feel about them.
Jul 26, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
My goal in responding is to be as charitable in my understanding of your positions and gracious in my response as befits two brothers in Christ. You didn’t have to say “all abt racist policies in the past”. What you left out of your assessment of black life says it for you. @DavidAFrench For example, you tie redlining to wealth disparities btwn groups. No one denies that inheritance passed down through generations contributes to wealth. So does income. Yet you never mention how differences in marriage rates & households impact income & wealth.
May 13, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
A few more words on Fault Lines. One thing I appreciate about @VoddieBaucham is that he makes his positions and arguments using clear language. One of the worst parts of the SJ/CRT/Antiracist movements, both in and outside the church, is that it has turned people (esp. men) 1/12 Into mealy-mouthed euphemism machines who constantly change the meaning of words to fit whatever ideology they’re pushing. They are intentionally vague so that they can come back and say “well that’s not what I meant”. Plausible deniability may make for good political drama 2/12