Having Better Conversations About Race and Racism
For the last few weeks we have been discussing how we deal with racial strife and tensions that exist both in the world and even in the church. One of the problems is that these conversations themselves sometimes lead to less unity instead of greater unity. Rather than listening to one another, we end up accusing one another or being dismissive of one another. Consequently, because these conversations often end with hurt feelings and regret, we often choose to avoid conversations about race.
But that’s not healthy either. We’ve made progress in this area and there is still progress that needs to be made. The only way to do so is to have more conversations and have the right kind of conversations. That’s what I hope tonight’s discussion will empower us to do, have better conversations.
My guest tonight is Melvin Otey, a former federal prosecutor and an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University. I was very blessed by this conversation and I hope you are as well.