In this episode of the RavenCast, I talk with the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel about her book Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism.
Carolyn is assistant professor of homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Seminary. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Emory University. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church and blogs at carolynhelsel.com. Carolyn is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches.
You can listen to the MP3 above or watch the recorded video below.
Topics we discussed:
- How did you get interested in racism?
- Some claim that if we stop talking about racism it will go away. What do you think about that?
- Many white people are afraid of “black anger”? How can we deal with that anxiety?
- What are the ways that our culture teaches us racism?
- What is racial identity theory?
- Is there a connection between class and race?
- Why is it important to have a framework of gratitude in these conversations?
Find out about these topics and more in this important conversation!