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Redlining Louisville: Racial Capitalism and Real Estate

This is an impeccably researched history of redlining in Louisville, KY with maps. The About section contains the narrative history with quotes from books. The richly detailed sections of web-based maps that one can zoom in or out and manipulate in…

The Gateway to the South: Regional Identity and the Louisville Civil Rights Movement

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Develop Louisville: Redlining Lousiville (Open Data)

Redlining refers to the practice of denying loans in certain neighborhoods because of socioeconomic characteristics rather than physical, design, or structural characteristics.The Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC) was created in 1933 to aid the…

Slavery in Early Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky 1780-1812

Founded by Virginia soldiers and settlers, Louisville was stamped from its earliest days by the institution of slavery, writes the monumental scholar, community leader, and Director of the UofL Pan-African Studies Program, Dr. J. Blaine Hudson.

What Can We Do In Times Of Crisis: Actions For Social Justice

Professor Debra Mumford's email to the LPTS community encouraging prayer and meaningful action using the Padlet and describing its use so indivdual action can make a collective impact and transformation.  Very often during times of crisis we wonder…

Anti-racism and Religion: Resources Recommended by Members of the Atlantis Discussion List

This is a shared Google doc listing of the resources contributed by members of the ATLANTIS Discussion List, in response to Megan Welsh's call for anti-racism books and information resources. Currently, Megan has the spreadsheet set so anyone with…

Statement from Leaders of Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana Higher Education Institutions

Accompanied by this letter: Dear Louisville Seminary Community: This afternoon (June 3, 2020), at 4:30 p.m., leaders of higher education institutions in greater Louisville and Kentuckiana will join protesters in Jefferson Square to stand in…

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

Syllabus Subtitile: How can we help students understand George Floyd's death in the context of institutionalized racism?Introduction: The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in…

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A Letter to LPTS: Message from Alton B. Pollard, III (Email)

A letter to the beloved community on 2 June, 2020 after a weekend of national protests, curfews (Including Louisville, KY).

When there is a knee on our necks, anger is an act of righteous resistance (Opinion)

A response to the nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and uncountable others. The Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, III is the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Opinion Published in the…

TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, (Prof. Pauw), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Prof. Amy Plantinga Pauw's TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will focus on the writings of contemporary womanist ethicists. These will be complemented by…

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TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South (Prof. Pauw & Prof. Kirkpatrick), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Professor Amy Plantinga Pauw and Professor Clifton Kirkpatrick's TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will examine recent theologies coming from Latin…

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Prepped: Coming of Age in Black and White America: A Memoir

The author is an Elder at Harvey Browne Memorial Pres. Church, Louisville, KY.  1373 - That's how many miles Veda was from home when she left her impoverished home to attend The Ethel Walker School in 1972. At 15, Veda found herself in a culture…

Race in the Prophets and Writings

This is an invited submission to Oxford Biblical Studies Online by Justin Reed, submitted February 2020. Exploring concepts in the Biblical texts of the Prophets and Writings, Reed discusses how the biblical texts intersect with some aspect of…

Can a Cushite change his skin?: An examination of race, ethnicity, and othering in the Hebrew Bible

Explores the ethnicity of the Cushites in the Hebrew Bible. This book uses historical critical methodologies in the exegesis of biblical passages containing references to Cush-related terms, often producing fresh interpretations of these texts. …

SM 2003, Research Methods and Practices (Garrett & Coleman), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

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This is a MAR (Master's in Religion) requirement; open to M.Div students as a General Elective. Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help students become better researchers and better writers. The research and writing skills gained here will be…

NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament (Prof. Garrett), January 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course website for Prof. Susan Garrett's NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament, taught during J-Term 2020. J-Term is an intensive 2-week, all-day classes term of study for D.Min students. Course description: In this…

How Should Christian Theology Be Anti-Racist?

Stephen Waldron in this short article discusses how "sometimes, [though,] our theological anti-racism is weaker than it should be because of a limited definition of what racism is. ... Racism isn’t mainly about hatred of others and separation between…

Inclusion: Making Room For Grace by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2000)

Inclusion: Making Room For Grace by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2000). 130 p.Contents: Introduction -- Now that faith has come : resisting the impulse to exclude -- The fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them -- Crumbs, leftovers,…

The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb : a Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 1993).

The Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb : A Spirituality For Leadership In A Multicultural Community by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 1993). 131 p.

The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through Dialogue and Liturgy by Eric. H.F. Law (St. Louis: Chalice Press, c1996)

The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through Dialogue and Liturgy by Eric. H.F. Law (St. Louis: Chalice Press, c1996). 161 p.Subjects:Christianity and culture -- United States. Multiculturalism -- Religious…

Rise, Shine, Be Woke by Anita Coleman, Stephanie Patterson, Francena Willingham and others (Irvine, Calif.: Charis Research, 2018).

Rise Shine, Be Woke, By Anita Coleman, Stephanie Patterson, Francena Willingham, Ash Coleman.  (Irvine, Charis Research, 2018). [iv], 119 p. illus. Excerpt: 'I Quit Racializing Myself But My Church Did Not.'The Salt Collective.  Summary: The lived…

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum (Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2016) (Series: Theology for the People)

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.  182 pages. (Theology for the People series) ISBN-10: 1506408885; ISBN-13: 978-1506408880Brian Bantum says that race is not merely an…

Can "White" People Be Saved? Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramirez-Johnson, and Amos Yong. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2018.

Can “White” People Be Saved? Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission. Edited by Love Sechrist, Ramirez-Johnson, and Yong (IVP Books, 2018). E-book available.From the Publisher's Book Website, Contributions by Willie James Jennings, Andrea Smith,…

How we think about beauty and blackness can save lives

4000 words.  Longform article. In this article, Enuma Okoro drawing on her own experiences, history, and the U.S. philosopher Elaine Scarry's "lateral disregard" concept, she asks, "How much has been lost to the West by the refusal to see beauty in…

Groundings in anti-racism : racist violence and the 'War-on-Terror' in East London by Mohan Ambikaipaker ([Austin, Tex.] : [University of Texas], [2011] Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin 2011)

Provides understanding of Black and British anti-racism. "Black anti-racism is tacitly understood -- at least by its practitioners -- as having the goal of making public institutions and the powerful accountable and answerable to the commoner, in…

Against race : imagining political culture beyond the color line by Paul Gilroy (Cambridge MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001)

Against race : imagining political culture beyond the color line by Paul Gilroy (Cambridge MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001). 416 p.After all the “progress” made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we…

The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness by Paul Gilroy (London, Versa, ca2007 reprint; Harvard U Press, 1995)

The Black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness by Paul Gilroy (London, Verso, ca2007 reprint;  Harvard University Press, 1995, ISBN 9780674076068, 280 pages).Paul Gilroy holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London…

Agonistic Belonging: The Banality of Good, the “Alt Right” and the Need for Sympathy

Research article. Published in Open Cultural Studies 2019; 3: 1-14AbstractThis paper considers aspects of the rise of neo-fascist political sentiment across Europe. It suggests that an appropriate political response to those developments must involve…

The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil

Machado, Marta and Melo, Rurion S. and Silva, Felipe, The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil (April 15, 2008). Open access article available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121021 or…

Black Lives Matter in Community Psychology

Black Lives Matter in Community Psychology by Dominique Thomas and Allana Zuckerman (open access article). Community Psychology in Global Perspective, v4 n2 (2018): 1-8 Members of the African diaspora have faced systemic anti-Black violence in…

Becoming-Black: Patterns and Politics of West-German Afro-Americanophilia in the late 1960s

In the late 1960s, African American culture and politics provided ‘lines of flight’ (Deleuze and Guattari) from outdated modes of subjectivity for many ‘white’ Germans; appropriating culture politics, and experimenting with forms of symbolically…

Whiteness and Public Theology: an Exploration of Listening

This article explores how whiteness continues to remain a problem when working towards a public discourse which seeks the common good. Recognising that a public sphere where all can participate as equals is a space available only to a certain class…

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as prophet for our time by Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe (Church Publishing Inc., 2019)

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time By Catherine Meeks & Nibs Stroupe. Church Publishing, Inc. 2019. 160 pages. ISBN 978-1-64065-160-9. This book is a reflection on Wells’ life and witness and on the power of race in the…

“You’re calling me a racist?” The Moral and Emotional Regulation of Antiracism and Feminism

Feminist researcher Sarita Srivastava highlights the differences between non-racist and anti-racist work. Non-racist work refers to a liberal colour-blind ideal of equality that wants to bypass differences through ignoring them. Anti-racism, on the…

No Ordinary Angel: celestial spirits and Christian claims about Jesus by Susan R Garrett (New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2009) (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

352 pages. A New Testament scholar compares ancient and modern stories about angels, and examines their relationship to Christology In this provocative, intelligent, and highly original addition to the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, Susan R.…

Redeeming Mulatto: a theology of race and Christian hybridity by Brian Bantum (Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2016)

"Brian Bantum reconciles the particular with the transcendent to account for the world as it is: mixed. He constructs a remarkable new christological vision of Christ as tragic mulatto-- one who confronts the contrived delusions of racial purity and…

Of Faith and Fiction: Teaching W. E. B. Du Bois and Religion

Excerpt: For years, many people—including nearly all of Du Bois’s biographers—assumed that his critical comments toward Christianity coupled with a membership in the Communist Party, U.S.A. meant that he was agnostic or an atheist. However, one of Du…

The Conservation of Races by W.E.B. DuBois (Washington D.C., The Academy, 1897)

Full text available at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31254

Unshackling the Imagination: J. Kameron Carter on Structural Injustice, Misery and Melancholy, and the Theology of Race (Podcast)

The Table (podcast - audio sound recording). 46 mins 39 seconds long.

Description from the host's site Center for Christian Thought, Biola University:

"So Jesus steps inside of that and lives a life of sheer life. And that itself was the…

Race: a theological account by J. Kameron Carter (Oxford, Oxford University Press, c2008)

xiv, 489 p. ; 25 cm. Contents: AcknowledgementsPrologue: the argument at a glance -- Prelude on Christology and race: Irenaeus as anti-gnostic intellectual Part I. Dramatizing Race: A Theological Account of Modernity: -- 1. The drama of race: toward…

The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race by Willie James Jennings (New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, c2010)

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Willie James Jennings. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. 366pp. $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-15211-1.  Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its…

Racism and Anti-racism in Europe by Alana Lentin (London, Anne Arbor, Mich, Pluto Press, c2004)

A comparative political sociology of anti-racism in Europe, showing the various discourses within this movement. Book Reviews, Arranged in Reverse Chronological Order, i.e. most recent first 2006.  Youlanda M. Gibbons, Contemporary Sociology 35(6)…

Caste, Class, and Race: A Study in Social Dynamics by Oliver Cromwell Cox (New York, Doubleday, 1948)

xvii, 672 pages. To download a digital copy of the 1959 edition or to browse online go to: https://archive.org/details/casteclassracest00coxoContents:PrefaceIntroductionProloguePart 1: CastePart 2: ClassPart 3: Race - begins with a chapter on The…

Toward a Definition of White Logic and White Methods

This is a chapter written by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from the book they edited titled White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, and which was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008. About the Book:Summary: With an…

What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does It Matter? (Videos)

Talk by Robin D. G. Kelley on "What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does It Matter?" recorded November 7, 2017 at Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Sponsored by the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities. ADL Editor's Summary: Robin Davis…

Becoming like Creoles : living and leading at the intersections of injustice, culture, and religion

Creolization offers a way of envisioning a future through interplay between cultural diversity, injustice and oppression, and intersectionality. Becoming Creoles prepares followers of Jesus to live in a world where injustice is real and cultural…