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Written in Protest

The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy

By Andre Henry — February 19, 2021
(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.
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Stop telling Black people to pray for Donald Trump

By Andre Henry — October 5, 2020
(RNS) — The charge to pray for stricken leaders has often been turned against oppressed people, and the Bible makes clear it's acceptable to decline.

To finish the fight for freedom, we need a revolutionary tea party for racial justice

By Andre Henry — July 4, 2020
(RNS) — The basic principle we all celebrate on Independence Day, the consent of the governed, has long been broken in two by the color line.

When Christians won’t acknowledge racism, protest becomes church

By Andre Henry — June 8, 2020
(RNS) — I was told by classmates, mentors and friends in the evangelical world that my advocacy for black lives was hateful, heretical and a distraction for Christians.

White evangelicals’ attacks on James Cone are about power, not truth

By Andre Henry — January 9, 2020
(RNS) — A specter has been haunting white evangelicalism, in the shape of the late James Cone, a founder of black liberation theology.

Why Trump — not Jesus — is at the heart of white Christian love for Kanye

By Andre Henry — October 30, 2019
(RNS) — White supremacy has always been on the lookout for black spokespeople. From the moment he donned that red hat, Kanye became their great black hope to endorse their white nationalist messiah.
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