I recently went back to the States for a week to surprise my mother for her birthday. Despite the current state of affairs in America, with racial tensions running high, I didn’t expect to experience anything that would make me feel out of place as a person of color. I was going to Southern California … Continue reading Perpetual Foreigner or Perpetual Native?
These last few days have been a whirlwind of emotion for me as I’ve vacillated between feelings of anger, betrayal, disappointment, fear, cynicism, and resignation. More than the actual results of the election, I’ve been grieving what it has revealed about the American church. With white evangelicals overwhelmingly aligning themselves with a political platform that … Continue reading I belong. You belong. But…
These past few weeks, I’ve been having online conversations about issues of race with other Christians. As a person of color, I’ve been encouraged by much of the humility and empathy I’ve received in response to my experiences with unconscious racial bias. But invariably, I will also receive comments like: “I don’t think that was … Continue reading The Abuse of Forgiveness
Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Terence Crutcher. These are just three of the 165 African American men who have been shot by police in 2016 alone, according to the Washington Post. Protests and riots against this epidemic have reached a fever pitch. Out on the streets, I hear wails of pain, shouts against injustice, and cries … Continue reading The Deafening Silence of the Asian Immigrant Church