Monday, August 05, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #8

“White believers should not be defined only by the evil and tragic history of previous generations or the present-day privilege of accumulated benefits due to racism. Also persons of color should not be defined as “the other,” someone so different or inferior as to require that relationships be maintained at a distance—token persons or cultural curiosities in the white man’s church. Such stereotyping and dehumanizing of people—whether done by whites or persons of color—is exactly the type of racialized behavior we have to overcome in this society.”

Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim, United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), 134.

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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