racism

Django: Black Jesus Unchained

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OPINION: Since its cinematic release, Django has been the subject of continual controversy. But its most subversive role – overturning the white savior narrative – has been overlooked. Read more

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Riots, Slave States, and Kool-Aid: Race Talk After the Election

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Alleged riots, death threats, and strange election maps. UrbanFaith’s post-election race-relations roundup. Read more

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Anti-Christian Worldview

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OPINION: When the Obama-bashing conservative activist lost his gig as the president of a Christian college, it was just the latest example of how right-wing conservatives pimp evangelical Christians for personal gain. Read more

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Is a Black President Bad for Race Relations?

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According to a new poll, racial attitudes in America have deteriorated during President Obama’s first term. What happened to our post-racial optimism? Read more

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Deconstructing the Whiteness of Christ

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In their fascinating new book, historians Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey probe the origins of the ‘American Jesus’ and the sometimes harmful, sometimes helpful ways that race interacts with our faith. Read more

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Puritans and Propaganda

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Is criticizing the racist cultural roots of Puritanism out of bounds? That’s what some Calvinists are debating following Christian rapper Propaganda’s scathing indictment of Puritan history. Read more

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Lecrae’s Balancing Act: Religion, Race, and Holy Hip-Hop

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Lecrae may be the best rapper you’ve never heard of. His synthesis of hip-hop and Calvinism has fans saluting his talent. But some question the wisdom of mixing rap with a predominantly ‘white’ theology. Read more

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What the Democrats Won’t Tell You

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Democrats and Republicans share a similar ‘black’ problem. Here’s why the race issue is just as thorny for the Party of Obama. Read more

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Remember When Spike Lee Made Movies?

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OPINION: If there is no Black America, what happens to the filmmaker whose job it has been to chronicle it? How President Obama’s ‘post-racial’ America killed Spike Lee’s career. Read more

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To Be Young, Black, and Inspired

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In Preacha!, novelist and poet Wanda Thomas Littles chronicles the poignant journey of a young boy overcoming the racism from outside and within his Southern community. Read more

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