SUMMARY: A raw, openhearted reply by a Black American man after he is asked how he is doing after seeing another Black American man killed at the hands of a cop.
KEY QUOTE: “This is about how being a black man in America has shaped both the way I see myself and the way others have seen me my whole life. It’s about having what feels like genuine fellowship with my white brothers and sisters who share the same Reformed theology—until I mention racism, injustice, or police brutality, at which point I’m looked at skeptically as if I embrace a ‘;social gospel’ or am some kind of ‘liberal’ or ‘social justice warrior.’”
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Priest Tish Harrison Warren argues that the church’s response to racism should be different then the worlds – we should be able to admit systemic racism while also moving past the guilt and shaming of others and ourselves. We love the both/and worldview of this article.Read more