george zimmerman

To Pray or to Protest? The Both/And-ness of Black Christianity

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I want to argue that we need to have a more expansive understanding of black religious identities, an understanding that Womanist Theologians have already pushed us toward, an understanding that does not compartmentalize black religious thought and responses into shallow categories like “right/conservative/prayerful” and “left/academic/protester”; categories that are too small, too static, and too constricting for us to comprehend the diversity of black religious lives and black political activity.

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Why I Fear The Post-Trayvon Martin Sermon

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I’m not meant to feel that the Good Samaritan parable is “helpful” to me. I’m meant to feel indicted along with the legal expert, the bandits on the road, and the smug élites who pass by the wounded victim while posting links to savvy articles in the New Yorker and the Atlantic on the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

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