Intersected: Black, female, and unprotected

By MaLaysia Mitchell What’s the deal? Over the past couple of weeks, the phrase “protect black women” has been trending all over social media and on various news outlets. This has been a summer of heightened racial awareness, and Intersected is pressing into this moment.  With Black Lives Matter signs plastered across storefronts, television screens,…

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Intersected: life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S.

This week’s post focuses on the life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S., taking a look at the labor market, how knowledge of the English language plays in (you’ll be surprised!), and what an appropriate faith response might look like.

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Intersected: the summer of Black death

by MaLaysia Mitchell On January 20, 2020, the United States experienced its first confirmed Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) case. With it now being the beginning of July, the nation is still scrambling to attain some sense of normalcy and gain control over the pandemic.  As a health care worker, I have seen CDC recommendations and projected…

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Introducing a new project: ‘Intersected’

With the recent murder of George Floyd, race is on the front of many Americans minds. Protests have successfully created change, and new individuals are stepping into anti-racist work.  After 200-plus attempts, we are still trying to make lynching a federal crime, but racism is now being recognized as a public health concern in several…

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The world changers

I scroll through the staff page of another American missions agency and notice, not surprisingly, that the leadership is almost entirely composed of white men. From talking to some of these people and organizations, I know their intentions to share Jesus’ love are good, but the undervaluing of Christians of color in American missions disappoints…

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