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It’s Not “Woke,” It’s Racism

Upon the recommendation of a friend, I started following a rapper and podcaster from Southampton, England named “Zuby” (@ZubyMusic) on social media, and it has been anything but a disappointment.  Street cred?  Dude’s got it.  Intelligence?  Oxford graduate.  Common sense?  Enough to obliterate the woke police whenever they surface. 

And recently, they surfaced at a music festival called AfroFuture Fest that advertised their prices: $40 for non-persons of color, and $20 for persons of color.  No joke.  Your skin color being white costs you double the price of admission.  And Zuby, who is not white, was having none of it:

Now, everything Zuby is saying is true and it’s exactly what I and millions of other people see and recognize.  But if I call it out as patently racist, the woke titans of pop culture merely discard the criticism as sour grapes from a privileged, non-POC.  Zuby isn’t as easily dismissed.  So allow me to humbly stand aside and let him do the preaching:

Bingo.  This is exactly where we are headed if we follow the woke theologians into the abyss of insanity.  And I don’t choose the word “theologian” haphazardly.  One of the areas most infiltrated with race-obsessed philosophy is the church.  Masking itself as humility and loving the least of these, woke theology is a dangerous bastardization of the Gospel of Christ:

  • It turns the focus from things eternal to things temporal;
  • It imagines justice can be achieved in this fallen age rather than liberating minds to embrace the promise of the perfect age to come;
  • It replaces the joy of deliverance with the grievance of victimhood;
  • It falsely promises manmade reconciliation while creating an environment of mistrust and resentment, rather than pointing to Jesus-centered reconciliation in a climate of brotherhood.

This all fills seminaries and Christian campuses, filtering into the minds of those who should be capable of better discernment than they consistently exhibit, as they foolishly flood the timelines of truth-tellers like Zuby. There, they chastise him for highlighting the grotesque error of thinking racism is a step forward in alleviating past sins of racism. 

What’s odd is that I don’t know the personal faith of Zuby.  But from my seat, he’s delivering some much-needed preaching to a culture that’s lost its way – both inside and outside of the church.

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