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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, May 11, 2020

When Will the Denial on Race Relations Stop?

And sadly all too often, white Christians lead the way in such denial.
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from Dante Stewart, Christianity Today:

Ahmaud Arbery and the Trauma of Being a Black Runner

I wish the world saw me as a Christian first, not as a threat.

Many believe that cases like the attack on Ahmaud Arbery are isolated. Or that they're the kind of thing that can only happen in the South. No, this society has been taught anti-blackness. We see it in how they police our movements, criminalize our humanity, and avoid racial reckoning while enjoying the fruit that came from rotten trees-- trees from which my ancestors hung lifeless.

Those wounds run deep even as I run today for my future, for my people, and even for my life. It's a trauma that black Americans are forced to face, the tragic conditions of oppression, the audacity of whiteness. I couldn't help but wonder: Why do they hate us so much?
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The entire article from Christianity Today can be read here.

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