Tag Archives: Race

Race is Religion in US Politics

I have a short essay on the issues of race and religion in the election (it was written the day before the election). Here’s an excerpt: Regardless of who wins the election, we’ve seen and will continue to experience how … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin, Looking at the Scene of Violence

With George Zimmerman released, much of the attention on the trial surrounds Florida’s “stand your ground” law and determining who “instigated” the violence. Much of the case is seen to hinge on this question, for, so it is assumed, whoever … Continue reading

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White Presence and the Interruption of Space (The Christian Imagination, Ch 1)

Before moving onto the next chapter, I need to tell an important story from this first chapter: the story of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. She was part of a family that lived in southern Africa with the Ju/wasi and /Gwi peoples. … Continue reading

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The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Ch 1, an interaction)

I’ve decided to start a series of blog posts on Willie Jennings book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, as a way of transitioning away from Duke / Durham and preparing to begin PhD work (!) at…SMU! I’ve … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: from anti-corporatism to attacking racist-capitalism

Perhaps, as they are reduced to a fraction of a citizen, other Americans now catch a glimpse of what it means to be codified as only three-fifths of a person. Melissa Harris-Perry, “Are We All Black Americans Now?” In March … Continue reading

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Freedom Not Yet: Ch. 2 (an interaction)

This second chapter can be seen as a response to the criticisms, or alternative reading, I offered regarding the first chapter. To my claim that the “revolutionary subject” cannot be configured at the site of “the human” but in the … Continue reading

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Freedom Not Yet: Ch. 1 (an interaction)

In the place of the Citizen Subject posited as an ideal by the liberal democratic political systems of the past two centuries by and large now stands a new kind of ideal subject, to wit, a consumer subject cajoled and … Continue reading

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Domestic Arts: The White Space(s) of Domestic Desires

I mentioned, back when I talked about art and imperialism, that my wife is an artist. She also blogs and has posted a new series she just finished, Domestic Spaces. Those interested in the return of “domestic arts” as a … Continue reading

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Race & Religion, a further thought

Religion is Desire and not struggle for recognition. E. Levinas My “blogging” time has been spent commenting over at the AUFS book event (here’s a link to the most recent post discussion) on J. Kameron Carter’s book, Race: a Theological Account. … Continue reading

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Brief Reflection on 4th of July: on enjoying complicated legacies

It’s difficult for me to identify and sort through the various contradictory feelings I have towards this holiday. A simple anti-patriotism is much easier to navigate, yet my work with international refugees resettling here in the U.S. and my reading … Continue reading

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