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Hans Zatzka

White Jesus is sending me to hell. Or, at least according to the many many Christians that have found their way into my DMs after angrily reading one of my commentaries about racism.

While I have come to anticipate these kinds of messages, throughout the past few years, I have noticed an increasingly disturbing trend about identifying and noticing race and racism in the western Christian church: white Jesus will often damn you.

Growing up adopted in a Mennonite religious community that espoused colorblind ideology, I remember learning about white Jesus before I could name it.

White Jesus showed up in my picture books and in mission trips. …

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Bonita Chaim

Bonita Chaim is a racial justice educator (in progress) in Mennonite and interfaith communities. She is the founder of The Ebenezer Project, and a bibliophile.

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