I cannot take credit for who I am today, without first acknowledging all the people of color that have shaped my life, protected me, corrected, and accepted me. My parent’s moved to Lewisville, TX when I was 5 years old. They moved to the northern, more affluent tip of Lewisville where new houses were being […]Read More Decentering My Whiteness: My Instructors Pt. 1
Thanks to my friend Rod Thomas that has an amazing new post on this very topic and who has taught me so much about this subject. Yet, knowing about Respectability Politics is one thing, experiencing it is another. Rod shared a story a few weeks ago about his experience while at a memorial for victims […]Read More Respectable Me: Education, Race, and Dignity
I think white people often get confused, and it’s understandable. You don’t learn in K-12 education the the definitions of White Supremacy or White Privilege. Especially in Texas. From seeing blog posts, Facebook comments, Twitter subtweets, etc. I have seen a growing misunderstanding of these two terms and yes, supremacy and privilege plays into the […]Read More A Primer for White People on White Supremacy and White Privilege
After reading Rachel Held Evans post, I felt dirty. It was the same feeling I had when I heard John MacArthur speak emphatically on slavery at a church in Southlake, TX. I was on the verge of leaving fundamentalism and entering into a more progressive theology of Jesus. It was also on the heels of […]Read More History, Enslaved Africans and Me: Empathy and Embracing Justice
The following was some of what I was going to share at the Race Ethnicity and Place conference, but wasnt able since my baby boy was born on the same day. Enjoy. Whiteness, The White Church, and White Christian Twitter It is a racist issue as for the reason why I am sitting here today. […]Read More Whiteness, The White Church, and White Christian Twitter
We at Unite South Haltom would like to thank the Birdville ISD Superintendent and school district administration for their quick and positive response to the expressed needs of the South Haltom Community. After consideration and debate, they have agreed to collaborate and cooperate to provide bus service to and from Spanish Square Apartments to Major […]Read More Good News for Spanish Square Students!
I’ve been trying for a few years now to wrap my mind around why the Evangelical baby adoption movement bothers me. I know that first sentence is enough to spark a lot of emotions, mostly negative mental daggers towards me. But hear me out. HERE’s a BIG preface to this post: 1. I have an […]Read More Evangelical Pirates Of The Caribbean