Check out this clip of “What Would You Do?” when actors play out a situation where a Black female hairstylist hates on a Black man who has a White girlfriend to see how people will respond.
Dr. John Perkins has given his life to issues such as racial reconciliation and Christian community development, the idea that through what he calls the 3 R’s: relocation, reconciliation and redistribution we can change communities together. His life and ministry have had a transforming impact on my life. Check out these two videos about his life and read one of his books: With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development, Let Justice Roll Down or Restoring At-Risk Communities.
Look for a special advance screening of Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newberry Honor award winning book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, in your area, or catch it on the Hallmark Channel. Set in 1963 during the Civil Rights Movement, it’s a great book/film to read, watch and discuss with your child or a young person in your life.
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict, I felt compelled to post this article from Pastor Peter Chin entitled, “Will We Ever Get Beyond Race?” where he says that we are both George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin and that the church may be the place where we can come to understand each other across racial lines. Indeed, his story is mine. You can read more about my story in this book: A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic Fellowship in College and the Church.
I’ve posted this video before, but also felt compelled to bring it back to serve as an encouragement and hope in these times: