KTF Weekly Newsletter: When white People Think You’re One of Them, Melting a Monument, The Dangerous Dorothy Day
Jonathan and Sy recorded the Christmas bonus episode of Shake the Dust on Monday, which subscribers will have access to next week. It will be all about the revolutionary act of the incarnation. And Jonathan does another poem, which is incredible as always! But let’s get to this week’s highlights to help us leave colonized faith for the Kingdom of God.
Miriam Zinter is a Black woman who passes as white, so many white people speak to her as if she is one of them. But the freedom with which they say racist things around her offers her unusual access and opportunities for advocacy against the casual white supremacy that operates around us in the intimacies of everyday life. This essay she recently published opens with a daunting encounter with her neighbor who said, “Why do you have a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on your front lawn when all those people do is kill each other?” What happens next is a masterclass in self-control, self-awareness, discipline, and an assuredness to which every person should aspire.