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Race is a social construct that has no basis in biology.

Racial categorization is reductionistic and does not capture the diversity within groups of people.

Racism has profound, negative impacts on certain groups of people making socially defined racial categories unavoidable in naming these impacts. At the same time, we want to avoid re-inscribing false categorization of people. We continue to wrestle with this conundrum.

Racism is structural and ideological with roots in distorted Christian theology.

Race and racism have their origin in whiteness.

Whiteness, as a concept, is distinct from people who have white skin color, although there is considerable overlap.

Whiteness functions by remaining invisible; it must be made visible to be overcome.

Whiteness has a particular orientation to place, viewing land as a means of production and as something which can be owned by private individuals and corporations. As theologian, Willie James Jennings, says, “The history of race is also the history of place.” This website is an attempt to make that truth plain.