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Tears We Cannot Stop

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Can America overcome its sin of racism? If redemption of sin comes through repentance, can White America meet the demands necessary? Michael Eric Dyson’s latest is a sermon for White Americans called Tears We Cannot Stop. We discuss the book, its format, and whether it goes far enough in terms of addressing these quite large questions and the implications behind them.

Featuring Richard Flory, Richard Green, and Aubrey Hicks

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Links & further reading:

Center for Religion and Civic Culture
Surprised American Evangelicals voted for Trump? They have a history of racism
Growing Up in America: The Power of Race in the Lives of Teens by Brad Christerson, Korie L. Edwards, and Richard Flory
Chip Murray sermon from 1992
Revisiting the legacy of Jerry Falwell Sr. in Trump’s America
Richard Pryor on the N word


Next Month …

We’ll be reading a screed against all the forces which are working to undermind authority and expertise in America. This screed is brought to us by Tom Nichols, professor at the US NavalWar College and snarky, curmudgeonly Twitterer. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters is our August main pick.



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This podcast was produced by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz, recorded and mixed by Corey Hedden.

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