What, to Black America, is Your Fourth of July?

Jermaine McDonald reads “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass to reflect on the current challenges facing Black America.

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Reggie Williams on Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus

Reggie L. Williams discusses how Dietrich Bonhoeffer’ year-long engagement with a Black Baptist Church in 1930s Harlem informed his later resistance to Nazism.

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‘We Gon’ Be Alright’: On the Radical Practice of Black Self-Care

Ben Sanders suggests that Kendrick Lamar reminds us of the importance of Black self-care and self-love in the journey for racial justice.

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On White Supremacist Voyeurism: Reflections on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me

“The problem is not that Black Lives do not matter in the United States but that Black Lives only matter as bodies reduced to objects of what I will call white supremacist voyeurism.”

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Podcast Episode 6 – Stand Your Ground Culture

In the sixth episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast, host Jermaine McDonald speaks with Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas about her latest book, “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” on the one-year anniversaries of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the three-second shooting of Tamir Rice by police officers on a playground in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Black Bodies Remain in Peril in America

Dr. Jermaine McDonald explains why a school officer slamming down a noncompliant black teenage girl is just the latest evidence of Black bodies in peril.

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Benjamin Mays and Anticolonialism: A Response to Sarah Azaransky

Sarah Azaransky, “Benjamin Mays’s┬áThe Negro’s God: Recovering a Theological Tradition for an American Freedom Movement,”┬áJournal of the Society of Christian

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January 2015 Webcast – #BlackLivesMatter

Symposium Ethics co-editors Jermaine McDonald and James McCarty III discuss #BlackLivesMatter in a three-part webcast. January 2015

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