Thabiti’s Top Ten Tips for Talking About Race

I want to encourage a great blog from a great blogger and pastor. Thabiti’s new blog has been a joy to read.

He has recently posted his top ten tips for talking about race. Here they are in summary:

1. Don’t talk about race.

2. When you do talk about race, don’t tell people you’re “color blind.”

3. When you do talk about race, be sure to empathize wherever you can.

4. When you do talk about race, be sure to call injustice injustice.

5. When you do talk about race, be honest.

6. When you do talk about race, be patient.

7. When you do talk about race, please fight against the tendency to stereotype.

8. When you do talk about race, accept legitimate responsibility but refuse illegitimate guilt.

9. When you do talk about race, go ahead and offend.

10. When you do talk about race, root the conversation in the Gospel.

Read the entire post here.

This is a helpful guide for people like myself who are looking for a sound, gospel connected way to discuss race.
(HT: JT)

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