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Aug 31, 2018 18 tweets 6 min read
Hi Justin. Not sure if you’re seriously asking but I’ll tell you how to repent for the good folks of Twitter who have similar questions. So we have to break this down piece by piece.

“I have never oppressed anyone”

Racial oppression is largely systemic. It doesn’t depend as much on individual actions, because, as you may have noticed in the founding documents, the system _was designed_ to oppress PoC.
Aug 30, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
@JustinPetersMin Hello! I am surprised to see @johnmacarthur ignoring boatloads of Scripture AND the experiences of evangelicals of color in his writing (just kidding, no one is surprised)

Let us start from the top shall we? @JustinPetersMin @johnmacarthur “I thought the evangelical church was living out true unity.”
“My experience”
“What I have seen”

This may come as a deep shock to all, but people of color see and experience things which the majority of white men never see.

This is not my opinion, data backs it up.
Apr 5, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Y’all we need to talk about privilege, good communication skills, and How You Are Functionally Racist.

Please buckle up while I biopsy a small portion of the tumor which is your anti-Black bias. 🤗 I am going to focus on the differences between white and black speech, communication, interactions, but this applies to essentially every marginalized group to some extent. This language isn’t meant to exclude but rather to provide a very clear example.
Feb 6, 2018 11 tweets 6 min read
I don’t want to give more publicity to this bad faith argument, and Jen doesn’t need me to defend her, but I do have some thoughts. This kind of logic is very commonly employed in conservative circles, and I think a little pushback is completely justified. 😆 We jump off with TWO classic “arguments”:
1) conceding that perhaps a small problem exists somewhere but it’s not widespread.
2) my argument is Real Logic™️ so despite neither of us having data to backup our assertions and experiences, I’m more right than you.