Class Dates: June 29-August 23
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now Rayshard Brooks. The senseless killings of these and countless other black people have drawn our attention once again to stark disparities in American culture that whites do not always see but that people of color endure constantly. This dynamic stands at the heart of what is sometimes called “white privilege.” A white person can usually walk away from discussions of these disparities. A person of color cannot.
Recent events have created a “kairos moment”—a moment when glaring disparities in American culture due to racism have our attention. What is more, the role that American Christians have played in these disparities is also on display. How can we seize this moment to seek justice? How can some of us see what we haven’t seen? What does a constructive moral vision and strategic plan for antiracist efforts look like, and how can all of us take action for sustainable social change?
In response to this moment, Rev. Julian Cook will be teaching an online course for Houghton College that is free for anyone to audit and only $150 total for 3 hours of college credit that you can take anywhere. The course is titled Race and American Christianity and will take place on Thursday nights live from 7 to 9 pm ET.
Click here for the course description, to learn more, and to register.