The Four R’s of a Racial Reckoning
Dan Berry – August 19, 2021
As we continue our journey laying out a simple strategy for our first steps into antiracism, let’s talk about what a “Racial Reckoning” is.
“Reckoning” is defined as the action or process of evaluating something.
As we have struggled with the racial division we continue to experience, I think we have all awakened to the reality that something is horribly wrong.
If you are faced with your own internal battle about these issues, but don’t know what steps to take, I invite you to join us on our journey.
In the Bridge Building Solutions Podcast, we have been looking at the 4 R’s of said Reckoning.
Could these 4 R’s offer us a path — a path that would open the door for new thinking — a path that might launch us into our first steps of actually participating in the healing that is so needed? I hope you will join us and decide for yourself.
We are talking about hard things, but not in a way that will make you feel judged, but rather enlightened.
We must grow in our understanding of race/ism and nothing will speed up that process more than an open heart — a heart willing to learn.
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Dan Berry is the author of Navigating Diversity In Our Most Segregated Hour, a Certified Instructor for the What LIES Between Us and What Does It Mean to Be White courses, and advises individuals and organizations on how to take first steps towards racial healing.
He has pastored for forty years in Iowa. After pastoring in predominantly white spaces for several years, he began to realize the need to bring about racial healing in the body of Christ. For the last 30 years he has worked to bridge ethnic and cultural divides, a work that has led him into confronting the churches complicity in upholding systems of racism.
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