ARTICLE: Waking Up: Christianity, White Privilege, and the Dark Side of American History

By Joe Forrest |
Published in August of 2018

SUMMARY: A detailed, highly researched article that balances historical, cultural and biblical narratives and chronicles the systematic oppression of African Americans. Forrest cites loads of research and clearly makes his point at the beginning of the article that he wants to move the reader from understanding (empathy, listening) to what can be done to change (action).

KEY QUOTE: “It is ignorant, disrespectful, and a benefit of privilege to dismiss cries of “Black Lives Matter” by firing back “All Lives Matter” without acknowledging that, in some sections of our society and throughout most of our history, black lives have not mattered.”

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