What should the Church do about race?

“Of all the major institutions in our society, the church is still the most segregated.  Americans of different races work together, play together, study together and entertain eachother.  But seldom do they pray and worship together.” ~ David R. Williams “A great many black Americans view their white fellow citizens with anger.  And a great many white […]

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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 […]

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If you’re Christian and a racist

“When the racist is also a Christian, which is often the case in America, he is frequently a polytheist.  Historically, in polytheistic faiths, various gods have controlled various spheres of authority.  Thus, a Christian racist may think he lives under the requirements of the God biblical faith in most areas of his life, but whenever […]

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Racism as Human Alienation

“It is this faith character of racism which makes it the final and complete form of human alienation.  Racism is human alienation purely and simply; it is the prototype of all human alienation.  It is the one form of human conflict that divides human beings as human beings.  That which the racist glorifies in himself […]

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Jim Crow Is Not A Christian

Chapter one of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South begins, “Jim Crow was not merely about the physical separation of blacks and whites. Nor was segregation strictly about laws, despite historians’ tendency to fix upon such legal landmarks as Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), Brown v. Board of Education (1954) […]

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