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on multiracial organizations, self care for people of color, seminaries led by people of color
Recorded July 6, 2020
At the time, Oneya Okuwobi was Sociologist and Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University
I recently sat in on an excellent workshop where you shared findings from your research. Can you share about that?
People of color can feel a sense of alienation in predominantly white organizations. Can you speak to that?
In your workshop you mentioned the idea of diversity as "happy talk." Can you share about that?
Would you say that multiracial Christian organizations are generally beneficial or detrimental right now in the United States?
What is our way forward?
What percentage of multiracial congregations do you believe are healthy environments for people of color?
Can you talk some more about the importance of understanding and addressing power dynamics?
I know you are working on building organizations with new approaches. Can you share about that?
With your research you studied the filtering process leaders must go through in order to receive funding to plant a multiracial church. Can you share about that?
I know you are passionate about launching Christian colleges and seminaries led by people of color. Why do you feel that is so important?
Why do you believe it is important to start something new rather than helping existing colleges and seminaries to change?
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