“But aren’t we done with those race issues?”

Now that my semester is officially over (cheers!), I will be pouring some of my free time into watching good movies and reading interesting books…two of my favorite things!

The other evening, Jake, Ashley and I watched the movie The Least Among You. It’s produced by Lionsgate, which (I think) is a Christian production company. You can read about what it’s about here on imbd. I just have to say that I really liked the movie because of the interesting issues that it brings up- not only in how things were in the 60s and 70s, but how things are today regarding race, diversity, and the church. For people who are interested in thinking more about this topic, this would be a really good movie to watch to begin conversations… what if you used it in a small group or with a group of friends to kick off some good and really important conversations?

Diversity is a really hard thing for people in general to deal with- it doesn’t matter if it’s because of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or education level. People just have a hard time really accepting and loving and embracing people who are “other.” Watch The Least Among You and allow these issues to bubble up inside of you, and be sure to have time to reflect and ruminate in whatever is going on inside of you after the credits start rolling.

EDIT: JUST KIDDING. LIONSGATE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN PRODUCTION COMPANY :).

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