Author: John Richards

John currently serves as the Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. He also serves as Board President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. John calls himself a recovering lawyer and has a seminary degree from Fuller Seminary. Because he can't get enough of school, he is currently a Ph.D. student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a concentration on Christian Leadership. John lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Sheridan, son, John III aka Scooter, and daughter, Shiloh.
The Witness

Black Lives and the ‘Perfect Victim’ Illusion

John Richards

Fact-Checking Before Lamenting We don’t really know all the facts. Those are the words we utter before the cultural fact-finding mission begins. Google serves as our personal private investigator. We make sure our imaginary jurors’ badges are snug against our bodies. Our eyes dart back and forth across the screen reading articles, looking to explain violence against black bodies. […]

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