Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar

A Meditation on the Murder of Eddie Irizarry

Introduction in the last several blog entries I have been outlining the nature and process of systemic racism. I have sought to make clear that systemic racism is different than what most people...

Opening Our Eyes to Systemic Racism

    “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then You will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —- God’s good,...

Christianity and the Religion of Jesus

In this posting, we continue our discussion of antiracism as spiritual formation by looking at the way the Christian faith, as it is often conceived and practiced, has been shaped and distorted by...

Black Jesus

Jesus Among the Disinherited In my previous blog I reflected on Howard Thurman’s depiction of Jesus in his book Jesus and the Disinherited. Based on Thurman’s understanding, I said Jesus was not a...


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I’m a popular educator, restorative justice practitioner activist and scholar. I want to share my experience, expertise and services to individuals and groups seeking to create healthy and vibrant communities

Latest Book: Disrupting Whiteness

In recent years, many white people have become awakened to the reality of racism at all levels of American society and the need for significant social change. Yet, the majority of white people in the U.S. still consider racism a topic to avoid rather than engage. Drawing on the author’s personal experience as a professor and antiracism trainer, Disrupting Whiteness offers an approach to talking about racism that is conversational rather than combative, and invites people to a deeper exploration of why they think and feel as they do.

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