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If you haven’t yet had a chance to look at Suzie’s incredible article from yesterday on her thoughts about the politics of white motherhood, please do give it a read! And here are this week’s highlights to help us leave colonized faith.
A quick round-up on some thoughts I think are helpful about the slap heard ‘round the world. First, here’s an article with the perspectives of several Black women on Chris Rock’s misogynistic and racist bullying of Jada Pinkett Smith, and another on the disability she has that leads to the hair loss which Rock demeaned. This is a fantastic Twitter thread about how the reaction of the Academy and many white commentators to Will Smith’s slap is both wildly hypocritical and deeply rooted in racism. And here’s another thread on some very thoughtful, emotionally healthy reflections on why the wisest move for white people when it comes to this incident is to be quick to listen and slow to become angry. The thread reaches way back to some fundamental principles for white people engaging with matters of race, including the crucial insight that we have to begin with the notion that we are all, unavoidably, at least somewhat racist. Confused? Give it a read!