Sunday, April 12, 2020

God’s Good Gift

We can celebrate the light of Easter without demonizing darkness and reinscribing a white supremacist dialectic on Christ and the resurrection. My blackness is radiant, luminous and will not and does not need to be made white as snow. The blood of Jesus will not make me white. We must learn to talk about brokenness in the world without reducing evil to darkness and goodness to light. Blackness is God’s good gift.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Sweet Darkness
Dark Matter: “An Intriguing Aspect of the Universe”
Photo of the Day, 5/3/2015: “Black Is Sacred”
“And Still We Rise!” – Mayday 2015 (Part I)
“And Still We Rise!” – Mayday 2015 (Part II)
Something to Think About – March 25, 2016
Rallying in Solidarity with Eric Garner and Other Victims of Police Brutality
In Minneapolis, Rallying in Solidarity with Black Lives in Baltimore
“Say Her Name” Solidarity Action
“We Are All One” – #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation
Remembering Philando Castile and Demanding Abolition of the System That Targets and Kills People of Color
Dark Matters
Holy Week, 2020
Jesus: The Revelation of Oneness
Easter Bodiliness
Considering Resurrection
The Triumph of Love: An Easter Reflection

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