iPhones and Racism: Seeing the Full Picture

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Background

Background is so important in this conversation. Why? Well, have you ever seen a badly photoshopped image? The lines are often really jagged, and the cropped image looks out of place. Why? Because it’s not in the right background, so it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Content

When we look at a picture of something, we usually try to figure out what it is we’re looking at. Imagine that I show my friend a picture of me serving a tennis ball. For some people, that content might be very familiar. For others, that content might be foreign, and they might wonder why I had my hand in the air with some kind of paddle-looking object. In order to understand what an image is, we have to understand what’s going on and why. I think racism is really similiar.

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Focus

The most important part of any picture is the focus. In some pictures, the focus is on yourself (*cough cough, selfies) or maybe on something you’re doing (drinking coffee shows up a lot in my pics, for example).

The focus of this conversation isn’t me or you or what we think, it’s Jesus. Just like our phones have a portrait mode, we have to have our focus on His face.

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