"I am not interested in most conversations about equality. To whom would you like to be equal, given a broken and morally bankrupt system? Do you want to be equal to the persons, forces, and systems which generate the very terms of your oppression?  I am, however, interested in the weightier matters of law: justice and freedom.  How can we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly?"


Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D is the Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity and a Professor of Religion & Literature and Womanist Theology. 


She is a speaker, professor, mentor,

preacher, writer, and cable news commentator who loves to discuss the intersections of race, religion, gender, and justice.



In this video, Yolanda Pierce talks about Christianity and slavery in America for the 2013 Academy Award winning film "12 Years A Slave."



Click here to watch the full interview featuring film director Steven McQueen  and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.