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26 Jun
Remember in the 2016 campaign when many Black people were telling our White friends/students/colleagues to “get your cousins?” I’m pretty sure the far right attack on #CriticalRaceTheory is happening because a significant number of young White people have been doing just that.
Many of us have seen the videos of White teens and young adults taking their racist and FauxNews-obsessed families to task. I have many current & former students who’ve shared with me the frustration & heartbreak they experience when they challenge their families.
Many no longer feel welcome, not just in their families, but in their communities and churches. That’s because somewhere along the line, they learned that what their families had taught them about race/racism was a lie. They challenged the family ideology.
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24 Jun
One year ago, I predicted we'd need careful reentry time coming out of quarantine. But did I do that? Nope. The past few weeks, it's been full speed ahead and I'm feeling it.
It's not even just the social aspect. That's hard enough for introverts. But there are so many backlogged tasks all falling upon us at once - going to the dentist, renewing passports, finally getting some home repairs done, getting a haircut.
I keep being late everywhere because I forgot how much time it takes me to get dressed. And I can't judge driving distances. How did I forget that you can't get anywhere in Atlanta in 15 minutes? So then I end up stressed about being late.
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15 Mar
I wasn’t going to say anything but here goes: If I were in practice right now and a new client brought in that recording of Kirk and Kerrion, the best conclusion that I’d be able to draw is that “There’s a problem in the relationship.” That’s all.
I wouldn’t be able to say who’s at fault, nor would I be interested in that (because that’s an almost irrelevant concept in family systems theory). I wouldn’t be able to deduce what led up to it or what happened afterward.
All I’d know is that there was a problem and I’d have to do a whole lot of questioning to gather an idea of what was actually going on.
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8 Nov 20
Woke up thinking about the question @namenzie asked yesterday about the plan for rescuing Christians stuck in MAGAland. Honestly, my first thought was along the lines of “F*@% them! Let them rot.”
Then I went straight OT. Literally. I pulled up Deut 21:18-21. It’s my favorite text of terror to hurl at “bad” Christians.
I think there’s a version that uses the term “He’s a profligate and a drunkard.” So when I use this passage as a weapon against someone, I tend to use the SOA translation, “Die in your ignorance, you profligate and unrepentant muthaf^cka!” #StraightOuttaAtlanta #TrapTheology
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28 Jul 20
This is what we mean when we say that White supremacy has infected US & Western Christianity. It’s important for ppl to understand that this is not ignorance; it’s intentional.
People are actually arguing with Metaxas as if he’s simply uninformed. That’s not the case. He has chosen to frame Jesus as White despite all evidence because that is critical to the project of White supremacist Christianity.
It’s a perfectly circular argument that defies logic: “Jesus was White therefore Whiteness is superior. And Whiteness is superior therefore Jesus must have been White.”
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2 Jul 20
This is finna be a thread on the pushback against White Fragility.
As books on racism take over the bestseller lists, there’s inevitable debate about which books make it there & whether they deserve it. I commented on the critique re: “How to Be Antiracist” a few days ago. Now let’s talk about White Fragility.
I am a clinical psychologist, as is Robin DiAngelo. Never met her but admired her work for a good 15+ years. She’s been doing it since before it was profitable or popular.
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16 Jun 20
My peeps who know @lecrae, send that brother a copy of #IBringtheVoices and tell him not to talk to another white evangelical about race until he reads it.
I'm listening to the entire convo now and the whole thing is a setup from the beginning.
That part where Giglio says the difficulty White people have w/ understanding racism is that they can never experience it directly. That's such a standard White copout. Why do you need to experience injustice to know that it exists and that it's wrong?!
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12 Oct 19
I haven’t talked about my #breastcancer journey much on the twitters but since it’s #breastcancerawareness month, let’s do this.

Warning: Don’t follow me on the basis of this thread w/o checking the profile. I’m liberal AF & I mainly tweet about racism & sexism.
I was 1st diagnosed w #breastcancer in Jul 2014. Went thru dbl mastectomy, chemo, & reconstruction. Was rediagnosed w a local recurrence in Oct 2018.
The 1st dx was hard but not unexpected. My mom was dx 20yrs earlier w a more advanced #breastcancer. For 20 yrs I’d tell drs that and they’d look at me like I had an expiration date stamped on my forehead.
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12 Feb 19
I am so giddy about my forthcoming book on racial reconciliation. I feel like a kid in a candy shop every time the publisher contacts me about the next step on the publication process. There’s a long backstory behind this book
I spent 10 years immersed in the Christian racial reconciliation movement, from 2006-2016. From the beginning, I was plagued by “Yes, but” moments, but that didn’t stop me from being all in.
I loved being in spaces where diverse Christians had honest convo about race and racism. I had only experienced that previously in Black church spaces.
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23 Mar 18
In response to my critique of multiracial churches, many people have asked me what these spaces should look like and how to make that happen. Those are the wrong questions. The question is “Who must I become and how do I do that?”
1. Educate yourself on structural racism and POC theologies. Notice the “educate yourself” part. You should do this in partnership with POC but not by asking them to educate you.
2. Immerse yourself in worship spaces led by and catering to PoC until you feel at home in them.
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