On May 6, 2020, public theologian Ekemini Uwan tweeted: “No, I will not watch the video of #AhmaudArbery’s lynching. Don’t even ask me to. It’s dehumanizing. Black death is not for public consumption.” But on May 22, 2020, another video of Black death began circulating, this time the murder of George Floyd at the hands […]
Author: Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt
Christians have a responsibility to recover the Imago Dei where it has been denied.
We must be restoring dignity in all the places where the imago Dei has been stripped, deformed, or humiliated.
In the first post of this series, we explored the important role that images have played in shaping both our contemporary discourse around race and the very notion of race itself. Clearly, then, we should think through how we interpret and use such representations. But because images are made by culture-bound humans, their use and […]
In the wake of “Black Panther” and the unveiling of the Obamas’ official portraits, there has been a renewed discussion of the importance of black representation in visual culture. What we mean, of course, is not simply an increase in the number of black bodies visible in movies, tv shows, music videos, magazines, and so […]