Death by Generalization: Culpability Further Discussed

In the last post, I discussed the culpability of white Reformed evangelicals. Is this group of people responsible for white privilege (as we have defined it)? We answered no, simply because white privilege, as I have demonstrated, consists only in the benefits of the rights all people should have—rights currently enjoyed by black Americans. There is simply […]

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Death by Generalization: Making Distinctions

Distinctions, distinctions, distinctions. We must be willing and able to make distinctions if we are going to have conversations about things like religion and politics. These are highly sensitive subjects important to many if not most people. Thus, we need to be careful with our language and with how we approach these things. It is […]

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Death by Generalization: Responsibility of “White” Christians

When talking about things like slavery or segregation, we can call the acts of these things sins. But it would be hasty to conclude that every effect streaming from those sins are inherently wrong. Conversely, this does not mean that if slavery produces a good effect, slavery therefore must be a good thing. Slavery remains […]

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Death by Generalization: Introduction

The Problem Stated I want to be very transparent about my objectives in this series of posts so as to avoid confusion. First, it is my experience that racial division is steadily increasing, especially since the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent Ferguson, MO riot in 2014. Second, questions from friends and acquaintances have […]

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