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Let's Talk About Race in America...

Updated: Feb 26



In 2017, my brother, Rob, and I co-taught a week long class at our family Bible conference in northwest Iowa.


One of the topics we covered was racial justice. Later that year I turned that class - with all the data collected by my studious brother (dean of a law school in Minneapolis) - into a podcast episode for the Holy Post.


With all the videos being shared on social media about protests and marches and "black lives matter," and people taking sides and debating and often asking the question, "Didn't we end racism a long time ago?" I thought it was time to turn the information from that 40-minute podcast, plus some new, updated info, into a shorter, shareable video. So I spend a few days putting this together.


Share it with your friends. I'm hoping it can help.


Phil



26 Comments


Laura Gatannah
Laura Gatannah
May 18, 2023

Oh, Skye... I'm 50 so I know: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego ran from 1991 to 1995. I get it, though. When you're older, time definitely seems to move faster! I know because I was in college and outside of the demographics for the program, but I loved Rockapella so much that I'd run home from classes to watch it.

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Ken Anderson
Ken Anderson
Sep 19, 2021

Incredibly informative video on a topic in which I believed I was fairly well-versed. I'm not even close to understanding, what needs to be understood, to communicate this issue with facts and passion.

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Will Fediw
Will Fediw
Nov 08, 2020

Hi Phil, love your new mission on creating these. As someone who works in both economic development and legislative affairs, I love, love, love data. I want to echo the requests for a more detailed list of cited sources. I know that there are high-level sources quickly listed at the end of each video, but I think a detailed list posted somewhere on the website for each video (with links) would be incredible. In this day and age of fact-checking, this would add additional credibility to these great videos.

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Phil, what a great job of Race in America 1 and 2; and also Black Christians and White Christians Vote. Like many people I've been watching John King of CNN do voting analytics for the last 2 days. I would love to see a video on why Urban communities and Suburbs tend to vote Democratic and why Rural areas ALWAYS vote Republican. We are divided by race, but politically, we are very divided geographically.

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Thanks for the resource!


Are you familiar with the British pastor Andrew Wilson? He included this video in a blog post (https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/on_structural_racism). I've heard him a few times through Premier Christianity in the UK and really like his stuff. After reading his blog I wondered if he'd be a good person for you to connect with and have on the show sometime.

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