Debo and Ann talk to the Rev. Dr. Jason Coker, field coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi (CBF MS) in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jason, who is white, grew up poor in a predominantly black public school in the Mississippi Delta, and talks about how his early life formed his views on race and justice. Jason went on to study at Yale Divinity and Drew which included work in ancient biblical languages and modern postcolonial theory.
These experiences shaped Jason's outlook and informs his current work with CBF MS to tackle rural poverty. In keeping with the ethics of the historical Jesus, Jason's work is geared towards the liberation of the oppressed.
Read more from Rev. Dr. Jason Coker on the CBF website: http://www.cbfms.org/drjasonblog/