Right now I am sitting on my bed, overwhelmed after a class film/discussion on racism. The film was both unsettling and illuminating but I can’t help but feel discouraged right now. In our post-film discussion there were a variety of perspectives raised that I appreciated (involving prejudice in education, the ‘Christian response’ and the role religion has played in history, what makes culture and who has a right to it, colonization and pride, the importance of relationships and dialogue founded on trust, and this list could continue on). Still it is hard to take such a widespread and controversial issue and find an appropriate response, because there is no one right answer yet we cannot deny that the problem calls for an answer. Do we pretend? Give up? Pray.
I am not sure exactly why I am writing a blog right now. Ha it has been a while and there are lots of other experiences I want to write about still. In this moment I feel overwhelmed (I have 4 papers to edit and 3 to write and finals and assignments looming). I do not know how to process that discussion right now. I think timing is important, but then again if we waited for the ‘right time’ to discuss important issues we would always find something else that would take precedence (like editing a paper on the construct of masculinity in a production of Shakespeare?)…
Well now we are about to go see Harry Potter 7. I am excited to get a break and spend time with my friends. I just did not want to sweep it all under the rug… so I decided to write a blog to keep me accountable to these thoughts. So here they are, haha.
God is love and love is real. Peace is attainable therefore I have hope.