Race Relations

“I am working with my colleagues at the National Association of Scholars on what we call the ‘1620 Project’”

"The reader who wishes to wade in deeper to these waters will get an assist from Philip Magness’s bibliography on 'The 1619 Project Debate,' at least as it stood on January 3. Still more assistance can be found on John Fea’s website, 'The Way of Improvement Leads Home,' which has been tracking 'The 1619 Project: Debate Continues.'" - ITakeout 

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“The New York Times is introducing revisionist history about race in America into classrooms across the nation without the normal peer review expected of educational materials”

"The [1619] project, a collaboration between the New York Times Magazine and the Pulitzer organization, has mushroomed into a movement to re-educate Americans with novel claims about how deeply racism is embedded at America’s core. As of February 2020, five public school systems had adopted the 1619 Project’s curriculum district-wide. Its free teaching materials had reached 3,500 classrooms." - W. Examiner

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SBC observes ‘Racial Reconciliation Sunday’ with goal of making churches more diverse

"The Southern Baptist Convention will be observing its annual 'Racial Reconciliation Sunday' on Feb. 9, with this year’s emphasis being on the cultivation of multiethnic churches." - Christian Post

Related: Heated CRT/I Debate Overshadowing SBC’s Reconciliation Sunday

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The Perpetual Problem of Race

There’s no question that racial issues are one of the biggest problems facing American society today. Instead of making progress, we seem to be moving backwards. Some contend that racial barriers are bigger today than ever before. I question that assessment, but judging from the volume of strident voices around us, I think that the degree of tension and discontent arising from racial matters is perhaps greater than at any time in American history. There are many attempts to explain why this may be so, but one thing is clear, namely that we have a racial problem, and the solution appears more elusive as time goes one. So, what’s the problem, and what’s the solution?

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An Obituary for White Christian America

Image of The End of White Christian America
by Robert P. Jones
Simon & Schuster
Kindle Edition

The following excerpt is from Robert P. Jones’ book The End of White Christian America.1 He wrote the book in 2016. Jones is the founder of the Public Religion Research Institute, and holds a PhD in religion from Emory and an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

After a long life spanning nearly two hundred and forty years, White Christian America—a prominent cultural force in the nation’s history—has died.

WCA first began to exhibit troubling symptoms in the 1960s when white mainline Protestant denominations began to shrink, but showed signs of rallying with the rise of the Christian Right in the 1980s. Following the 2004 presidential election, however, it became clear that WCA’s powers were failing. Although examiners have not been able to pinpoint the exact time of death, the best evidence suggests that WCA finally succumbed in the latter part of the first decade of the twenty-first century. The cause of death was determined to be a combination of environmental and internal factors—complications stemming from major demographic changes in the country, along with religious disaffiliation as many of its younger members began to doubt WCA’s continued relevance in a shifting cultural environment.

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Trump holds meeting with black pastors amid Rep. Cummings, Al Sharpton tirade

"Along with Vice President Mike Pence, Trump met with a group of about 20 clergy as they discussed the progress the administration is making on a number of issues impacting inner cities such as employment, criminal justice, prison re-entry and opportunity zone initiatives." - Christian Post

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Church Leaders Respond to Trump’s Baltimore Diatribe

"After President Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that the Baltimore district of Rep. Elijah Cummings is a 'disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess' and 'no human being would want to live there,' the city’s religious and civic leaders have rallied to its defense." - Church Leaders

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