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Enlighten ME

Let me tell you about an interaction I had last week. On Memorial Day, I got up early to play basketball at the health club. I generally play with the

The Talk – Part 2 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Poem)

  24.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

We had driven out of the neighborhood, and my mind was working hard to try and answer my daughter’s questions. I knew that she was asking a simple question that

The Talk – Part 1 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Question)

  23.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

I remember my dad giving me the talk as a thirteen-year-old boy. It wasn’t a sit-down. It wasn’t an awkward, choppy speech delivered in an uncomfortable tone, and it wasn’t

Still Hovering

By now it’s no secret that I believe institutional racism is a thing. I’ve lost friends over my beliefs that whiteness is the root cause of that racism, and I’m honestly

Why We Must Abandon Whiteness

To my white friends out there reading this – You weren’t born white. You learned whiteness. If you’ve never heard that before, I can imagine you’re feeling any number of

Fear of Faith

I shared a quote this week in the wake of the terrible Christchurch shootings – the attack that left 49 families grieving the loss of their loved ones. The quote

No Justice No Peace!

  7.03.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality

The other day I was taking my youngest daughter to school. One of our rituals on the way to school is for one of us to pray. It was my

Dear Corey (An Open Letter to My Former Self)

Dear Former Self, Your non-threatening demeanor and disposition created great opportunities for you in White Evangelical churches. They loved that you could sing and play guitar with just enough soul

The “N” Word We Need to Use More Often

I once gave a talk about how circles are better than squares. It was a 9-minute speech with racial undertones.  In the talk, I used the n-word a couple of different

4 Reasons Your Church Should Acknowledge MLK Day

MLK Day is a federal holiday. It is a day set aside to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a day that has been met