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267: Race in America - The History of Post-Civil War Racism (Re-post)

Updated: May 30, 2020




Note: We're re-posting this important episode due to current and recurring events. Original air date: 8/29/2017


Slavery ended in America with the stroke of a pen in 1865, but the 13th Amendment didn't end institutional racism. 


Not even close. 


Phil and his law professor brother Rob recently taught a class that touched on the Black Lives Matter movement, asking and attempting to answer the question, “Why so angry?  Isn’t racism over?”  Sure, the 19th century was tough. But what’s happened since then?  Phil mentioned the class on a recent podcast, and numerous listeners wanted to hear more.  So… here we go!  From Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, we take a look at the last 125 years of race relations in America!










9 Comments


tevans45
tevans45
Jun 14, 2020

This episode is so informative and helpful -- especially the information on racist housing policies and racial differences in generationally accumulated wealth based on access to education and ability to purchase real estate. Richard Rothstein's book, The Color of Law is essential to understanding the historical depth of these issues.

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Andy Doerksen
Andy Doerksen
Jun 10, 2020

Do you pay any attention to black conservatives who will tell you that "systemic racism" is a myth - or do you just follow the leftist narrative . . . ?

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monicaacrafts
monicaacrafts
Jun 08, 2020

Thank you for reposting this specific episode. I remembered listening to it when it was originally released wishing I could get a copy of the slides Phil references or a transcript. I’m happy to pay for them if that’s possible.

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Skye Jethani
Skye Jethani
May 31, 2020

dlautz—


Thanks for your comment. I think you’re correct in stating that we more often critique white, theologically and politically conservative evangelicalism rather than non-believers or those on the Left. There’s a simple reason for this—we feel it’s more appropriate and biblical to focus on the plank in your own eye rather than the speck in your brother’s. We and most of our audience identify as evangelcials, or have long history in that tradition. We’re not interested in being a show that makes evangelicals feel better about themselves by merely bashing those outside the tent. (There’s already enough of that in Christian media.)


From your comment it seems you feel that we don’t identify ourselves enough with the group we…


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Skye, in your recent conversation with Drew, you criqued the left for their false belief that if they get everything they want, they will experience the happiness they, and all of us, seek. Your critique of the left was extremely helpful for me. As I seek to come out of the false beliefs of the white, evangelical church, I have been afraid this would necessarily lead me to have to adopt, at least some, of the agenda of the left. I was afraid of this because I had the same feelings about the left as I do about the white, evangelical church. Your critique of the left's false belief about what achieving their policies would accomplish helped me name what…

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