How racism questions God

“Since racism assumes some segments of humanity to be defective in essential being, and since for Christians all being is from the hand of God, racism alone among the idolatries calls into question the divine creative action.  The central claim of the racist is fundamentally a proposition concerning the nature of creation and the action of God rather than a doctrine concerning the nature of man.  By implication, one part of the primary racist affirmation is the idea that God has made a creative error in bring out- races into being.  For Christians, the only possible theological alternative to the implication that God has made a creative error is the doctrine that out- races are the victims of a double fall.”

~ George D. Kelsey, Racism and the Christian Understanding of Man, (New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965), 25.

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