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May 18, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

This is superb, Jemar! (I think the photograph of the board of trustees says everything you need to know. They should invite you to be a board member.)

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May 19, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

"A man has joy in giving an appropriate answer, And how good and delightful is a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!" (Prov 15:23).

Dr Tisby, talk about an apt word in season! This applies to both your initial calling out the leadership of this college - your 'Pass the Mic' episodes - and now this godly response to the Board's adoption of the committee's report. Cannot imagine how exhausting all this is. Standing with you along with so many kindred spirits. May living water be poured over your words.

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May 18, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

Love that you rooted your response in Jesus and not politics. Excellent response. I hope it reaches far and wide.

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May 18, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

Bravo, Dr. Tisby! May the Holy Spirit work through your words (and the words of our Lord) to change the hearts and minds of the leaders of GCC. And, subsequently, may they positively influence the next generation for the work of justice.

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May 18, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

Thank you, Dr. Tisby, for sharing your beautifully written response.

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Excellent letter. Given what happened in Buffalo, the Board should be very, very concerned about their adoption of an anti-CRT. The last thing we need is silence and lack of knowledge, lack of education.

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May 18, 2022Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

Amen brother, amen.

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Great job! Thanks for sharing this. Defending racial reconsiliation and justice is exhausting. It should not be this hard. It should not take all of this effort to convince people who say they are of good will. It amazes me how people are either unwilling or unable to have good faith conversations about race. I pray that the seeds of your efforts bare fruit even in this dry rocky soil.

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Most wonderful response! If this college does not aplogize to you or rethink their position then this is another sign of the awful complicity of our so called Christian schools and Churches. I pray God, Son and Holy Spirit will intervene in the hearts and minds of these board members!!! May God keep Blessing you Jemar Tisby for all your hard work and perserverence in this never ending struggle.

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Dr. Tisby, I attended my first semester of university at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. As a woman, I was prohibited from studying Greek and Hebrew, those classes were for preacher boys. This was in 1961. I transferred to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and got those classes. There were no black students at BJU. The few black students at MBI had restrictions the white students did not face, and they were not permitted to speak of them. I believe both schools have made progress from their pasts. It would be interesting to know how that was done. Moody Church did not accept black members until 1965, though attendance was welcome. I was born and live in southern Michigan and the racism then surprised me. It would be interesting to do a survey of churches in my area to see if there even was a racial policy, and if so, why we didn't know about it.

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Great letter. I pray that someone(s) will really hear and respond positively. Be blessed

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Brilliant!

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