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special  · 20 Feb 2024

Robert P. Jones: White Supremacy’s Roots

Episode 2 Doctrine of Christian Discovery Podcast Special Season

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We begin this episode with a land acknowledgement.

The podcast explores how a centuries-old Christian doctrine encouraged conquest and colonization of non-Christians – and how its legacies still affect various lands and peoples.

Special guest: Robert P. Jones, president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute. More:

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Show Notes

  • White supremacy and its connection to the Doctrine of Discovery. 0:02
  • Colonialism, white supremacy, and the US Constitution. 3:59
  • American history and the Doctrine of Discovery. 10:06
  • Race, history, and appropriation in the US. 14:55
  • Racial violence and healing in Duluth, Minnesota. 20:41



  • Hosts: Mitch and Tanner Randall, Good Faith Media.
  • Executive producers: Mitch Randall, Good Faith Media; Philip P. Arnold and Sandy Bigtree, Indigenous Values Initiative; and Adam DJ Brett, Syracuse University and American Indian Law Alliance.
  • Producer: Cliff Vaughn.
  • Editor: David Pang.
  • Music: Pond5.
  • Production Assistance: American Indian Law Alliance.
  • Sponsors: The Henry Luce Foundation; Syracuse University; Indigenous Values Initiative; American Indian Law Alliance; American Indian Community House; Good Faith Media; Tonatierra; and Toward Our Common Public Life. We appreciate your support.


Mitch and Tanner Randall, “Robert P. Jones: White Supremacy’s Roots,” Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Podcast), February 20, 2024.

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