White Savior: Racism In The American Church

White Savior: Racism in the American Church Trailer

What is it?

The 2019 documentary White Savior: Racism In The American Church.

White Savior: Spot 1
White Savior: Spot 2

Here is how The IMDb describes this documentary:

A documentary exploring the historic roots and ongoing relationship between racism and American Christianity.

Is Dune A White Savior Story?

Is Dune A White Savior Story?

What Is It?

The YouTube video Is Dune A White Savior Story? by the YouTube channel, Quinn’s Ideas.

Here is the description for this video:

Dune has long been regarded as one of the greatest and most influential science fiction series. Everything from Star Wars to Star Trek, to the Expanse, has been in some way inspired by the classic work of Frank Herbert. Dune focuses on the economic and sociopolitical systems revolving around the planet Arrakis, the only planet in the empire where the precious spice Melange can be found. Arrakis, also known as Dune, falls under the Fiefdom of The Noble Great House Atreides, Which consists of Duke Leto, his Bene Gesserit Concubine Jessica, and their 15-year-old son Paul. The native people of Arrakis are called the Fremen, who were once, many centuries ago, known as the Zensunni Wanderers. The books indicate that the Fremen are a homogeneous group that picked up the gene of many different humans during their migrations from planet to planet before settling on Dune. Much of Fremen culture as described in the books is inspired by real-world Buddist and Islamic traditions. The main plot of the first Dune book is centered around Paul Atreides’ use of the Fremen to avenge the fall of House Atreides and gain control of the Imperial throne.

Now, I won’t be explaining the entire plotline of the Dune Saga, I mean that would take several hour-long videos, and who has time for that? *Cough Cough. Though Dune is considered one of the most influential Science fiction Saga’s ever, it’s not without controversy. It has been argued by some that Dune is one of the prime examples of the White Savior trope. Now I’ve addressed this in the past to some degree, see this video I did hear responding to an article written by Noah Bertlasky which accused Paul of being a quote, “Mighty Whitey”, but I’ve never dived entirely into the subject. In this video, we will explore the historical context of the White Savior trope, dissect how race is viewed in the Dune saga, and determine once and for all whether or not Dune is an example of this trope.

Oberlin Louisiana Cemetery Declined To Bury Black Deputy Sheriff Due To ‘Whites Only’ Policy

Black deputy denied burial in Louisiana cemetery due to his race

This is unacceptable and sad, I am glad that cemetery has changed its policy, but racist et cetera things like this in the law & deeds & rules et cetera need to be removed everywhere now.

Here is a news article about this by KPLC called Louisiana Family Denied Burial Plot In ‘Whites Only’ Cemetery:

https://www.kplctv.com/2021/01/28/oberlin-family-denied-burial-plot-whites-only-cemetery/

What I Am Learning From My White Grandchildren — Truths About Race | Anthony Peterson | TEDxAntioch

What I Am Learning From My White Grandchildren — Truths About Race | Anthony Peterson | TEDxAntioch

What is it?

Here is a TEDx Talks video that someone sent me called What I Am Learning From My White Grandchildren — Truths About Race | Anthony Peterson | TEDxAntioch:

What is it about?

Here is how TEDx Talks describes this video:

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

Are we in a post-racial society?

Do we want to be?

Anthony Peterson, an African American, draws from current research and from conversations with his Anglo American grandchildren to address truths about race in 21st century America.

Anthony Peterson is an African American Army brat who calls Hawaii home.

He has lived, studied, written about, and taught about cultural and racial realities.

He has developed and facilitated diversity training for corporate and church leaders.

His degrees in psychology and religious education add to his perspective.

Anthony continues work as an educator, writer and editor in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Laura.

They count six children and nine grandchildren.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

My Former Classmate JC’s Hand Gets Injured And A Woman Manipulating People

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Last night I barely got any sleep for various reasons so I almost did not dream at all until the last hour maybe, I probably got no more than an hour of sleep if that, but I am not sure.

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during the day, I remember being inside what was supposed to be a classroom or school setting, but it did not look like it.

There were other people standing around in this room including my mom, our fictional female teacher who had whitish-color skin with yellow hair, my former male classmate JC, and a fictional woman with whitish-color skin with long yellow hair who looked a lot like my sister-in-law JC but it was not her.

At some point I was talking with my mom and our teacher when the woman who looked like my sister-in-law JC walked my former classmate JC over to us, and she told us that a man named Joe had twisted my former classmate JC’s hand injuring it.

My former classmate JC showed us his hand, two fingers were on one side and the other three fingers were on the other side, and in the middle where there was a split is where most of the damage took place and he said that he was in a lot of pain.

My former classmate JC was clearly suffering and was in pain, we felt that he needed to go to the doctor or hospital to have his hand checked, and the woman explained how Joe had abused my former classmate JC.

I started to get angry and I wanted to go find this Joe and see him and confront him myself, but then I started to notice strange things about the woman who was telling us this.

I started to notice that she phrased her statements in a way to get you to jump to conclusions and she seemed to be constantly trying to manipulate people, and I saw how she was manipulating my former classmate JC and the others and I.

She mentioned that Joe had his own group, he seemed to have his own type of school that was more like a small poor countryside outdated community who also wore outdated clothes, and she said that he only would use white books; and I assumed that Joe’s group was some outdated racist white supremacist-type group.

In my mind I saw Joe and his small group laying around outside in the countryside on the ground by a campfire relaxing, but I am not sure if these were flashbacks or what they were.

What the woman was saying seemed to be true at first but then I noticed her there with Joe, and she was manipulating him as well and it seemed more like she was in control.

I started to see that Joe was possibly not as bad as she made him out to be, and maybe she manipulated him into attacking my former classmate JC.

I wondered what was this woman’s agenda/whatever, and I tried to figure out why she kept manipulating people.

I no longer trusted anything that this woman said, I tried to figure out what was true and false on my own, and I tried to figure her out while keeping an eye on her to see what she was up to.

I did not want to reveal what I knew to her, I pretended that everything was okay so that I could have time to figure things out, and decide how to deal with her and help my former classmate JC; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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