That Makes Total Sense!
That Makes Total Sense!
Episode 182 - Jenny Booth Potter

This conversation with Jenny Booth Potter was so rich and full! Jenny’s story is particular to her own experiences and circumstances and familiar to many of us at the same time, especially if we grew up inside white, American evangelicalism. She brings to light the reality that racism, as Beverly Tatum states, is a moving sidewalk. It is not enough to just stop walking and let it carry us, we have to actively turn around and run in the opposite direction – this is the work of antiracism. The work of antiracism is hard, but it is not optional for any of us who seek to live in the kind of justice to which Jesus is calling us.

Mentioned in this episode:

Doing Nothing Is No Longer an Option: One Woman’s Journey Into Everyday Antiracism by Jenny Booth Potter

Purchase Jenny’s book at Semicolon bookstore

Beverly Daniel Tatum’s analogy of racism as a moving walkway

13th documentary by Ava DuVernay

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

You might also enjoy:

Episode 149 with Andre Henry – “It doesn’t have to be this way.”

Episode 057 with Daniel Hill, author White Awake and White Lies 

Episode 142 with Idelette McVicker, author of Recovering Racists

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