“I Can’t Breathe”: The Adverse Impact of Racialization on Seminarians of Color and its Import for the Homiletics Classroom

  • Jared E. Alcántara


In this article, I explore the adverse impact of racialization on seminarians of color, and I consider its implications for the homiletics classroom. First, I define and describe racialization. Then, I identify three “flashpoints” of racialization—invisibility, caricature, and taxation—experienced by racial and ethnic minorities in general and seminarians of color in particular. To conclude, I recommend a way forward that assists homileticians in the task of dismantling racialization’s adverse impact in the classrooms where they teach and the seminaries where they serve.