Reading Time: 3 minutes On Tuesday night, a racist video began making the rounds on Twitter, allegedly featuring members of the baseball team from Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. It showed a student wearing a KKK hood, sitting on a chair with the “Grace” logo on it. Off-camera, someone shouts, “Who do we hate?” The boy in the […]
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Supporting Black teachers under siege
Reading Time: 4 minutes Generations after Black secularist historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson founded what was initially dubbed “Negro History Week,” the continued struggle for Black self-determination in education is an indictment of American democracy. In his new book Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching, Harvard professor Jarvis Givens argues that “teaching and […]
Missouri Republicans try to ban teaching the American Revolution
Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week Republican lawmakers in Missouri tried to ban the teaching of the American Revolution in public schools. This is not what they thought they were doing, but this is what they did. In House Bill 1474, ostensibly an act designed to integrate a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” into existing legislation governing public schools, they […]
Ed Litton Just Became the New President of the SBC
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s look at the SBC meeting, the election of Ed Litton, and just the sheer audacious state of these guys.
The Sheer Racism in the Russell Moore Letters
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about the two leaked letters from Russell Moore. Until recently, he worked for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) as the leaders of their Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). But a few weeks ago, he resigned from that position (and left the SBC iself) amid a firestorm […]
Racism Might Become the SBC’s Next Schism Flashpoint
Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s starting to look like racism might end up being the next schism flashpoint for this already-ailing group. Today, let me show you the situation. No matter what the SBC’s leaders do, this was the worst fight any of them could possibly have picked — but perhaps it was also the most inevitable.
The SBC’s Battle Royale Over Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Reading Time: 9 minutes As one might expect, the top leaders of the SBC are dealing with the fallout of their past in different ways — all to gain power at their frenemies’ expense. And one surprising player has moved to try to take center stage away from their current Dear Leader. Today, let me show you this ailing denomination’s newest Battle Royale — over Critical Race Theory (CRT), human rights, and just how much SBC leaders should pretend to care about anything or anybody but themselves.