Let’s talk–have the “uncomfortable” conversation with our kids, co-workers, spouse, and churches.
“Don’t be intimidated and minimize <the impact> that you can have” – Carl Lentz
Carl Lentz, lead pastor at Hillsong Church New York sat down with Emmanuel Acho, athlete and football analyst for ESPN to have an uncomfortable conversation about the role religion plays in fueling and/or killing racism.
Listen to understand, not to defend, deflect or excuse
Acknowledge personal racism (most have a hint of racial bias for all kinds of reasons–if we are being honest with ourselves), and institutional racism.
And what exactly is systemic racism?
Brittlestar (Stewart Reynolds) is well known for his Canadian perspective on issues. In this video here takes a creative approach to helping us understand the subtleties associated with systemic racism.
Over the last month we have heard many share their stories of experiencing racism. In addition to Richie Hall, other CFL coaches and players are sharing their personal stories.
Kahari Jones, former Roughrider coach and now head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, shared how he has experienced racism in Canada and the impact that it has had on him. Kahari asks that society listen.