Brian Bantum teaches theology at Seattle Pacific University and is the author of Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity (Baylor University Press). He is working on a book titled The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World.
"What does it feel like to be a problem?” For the first time in college, a line from a book rang in my head for days. W. E. B. Du Bois’s realization of his racial reality and the question of how he would choose to exist in the face of this new knowledge struck me as a deeply theological question.