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Why Anti-Racists Should Embrace “Being Divisive”

Photo by Pawel Janiak on Unsplash “I have come to set fire to the earth.” These are the words of a First Century Palestinian Rabbi and social activist. Today most people who quote

How Bethel Church Continues to Hinder Black Salvation

*Editors note: After the publishing of this piece, it has come to light that the event in the youtube clip below was not at Bethel Church, but at a conference

3 Things You Should Ask Your Church To Find Out How Committed They Are To Anti-Racism

Chances are your church is on week two or three of a brand new series on racism. Some of you have seen more black faces speaking at your church over

How Well-Meaning White People are Killing Their Black Friends

  4.06.2020   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

Photo by Shamim Nakhaei on Unsplash America is a cesspool of trauma for black people. Beginning with slavery, through Jim Crow segregation and now a despotic dictator who literally uses white evangelicalism as

Spineless – Why Black Pundits are Failing Colin and All of Us

I’m not sure if I’m supposed to do this or not, but I am anyway. I’m writing angry. I’ve spent a week off of social media to give myself a

Why I Can’t Stop Talking About Race

No one in the history of humankind was born to be a person who speaks out about race. I’ve never heard a first grader say that they want to be

Amber, Hugs, and Forgiveness

There have been so many great perspectives shared about Amber Guyger’s trial, sentencing, and absolution. I’ve been challenged, annoyed and conflicted by some of what I’ve read, so I will

Why Racism is a One Way Street

  5.08.2019   Corey Leak   culture, equality, race, racism

Racism in America is a one-way street. I know that is a hard saying for some of you, but it’s the truth. There are not multiple people groups equally responsible

3 Reasons You Yes YOU Are Blind To Racism

  12.07.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen two very public displays of blatant racism. We witnessed a white youtube executive profile a black software engineer outside an apartment building

Two Practical Reasons Why Betsy’s Flag is Offensive

  2.07.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

Before eight hours ago, “Who is Betsy Ross?” would have stumped me in a trivia game. I’m sure she is someone that came up at some point in my elementary