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Let’s Talk About Reparations

  26.06.2019   Corey Leak   equality, race, racism

We aren’t the first civilization to debate reparations. In an excerpt from an ancient Jewish scroll known as “The Scroll of Fasting” Egyptians lodged a complaint about how the Jewish

A Black Man’s Response to Four FAQs From White People Waking Up to Racism

  19.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, diversity, race, racism

Here is a list of questions I’m frequently asked about race and racism by white people who are waking up to the realities of racism in America. “Is ______ Racist?”

Three of Racism’s Most Dangerous Covert Allies

  14.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, equality, race, racism

I think it’s safe to say that most people in today’s society try and avoid blatantly racist behavior. Of course, there are examples of blatant racism all around us. We

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

It’s Complicated (Abortion and Choice)

We have a moral conundrum in front of us. I’m sure the title gives away that I’m writing about abortion, so some of you may take issue with me using

Petulant God (How S8 E5 of GOT Was The Most Biblical Yet)

  13.05.2019   Corey Leak   culture

SPOILERS FORTHCOMING!!! This week I was once again glued to my television screen as the latest episode of Game of Thrones unfolded. It was riveting television. It had great action,

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