Wednesday, September 11, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #45

Until white theology understands that white privilege and power and plumpness is fundamentally an embodiment of the life substance of others of color around the globe, and resolves to disenfranchise whiteness for the sake of a broader and more just circulation of resources and life chances, there is really nothing to be said.  Such a radical redoing of white identity and expectations cannot event be imagined apart from a shaking of white "being" to the core. . . That passage can only be accomplished by “passing through” the “black” experience of the other—yes, through study and meditation and self-examination, but even more importantly, through encounter in situations where those others have majority power and whiteness can thus begin to be experienced as the minority identity it really is globally and owned as the mythology of supremacy that the majority have rights grown to hate. 

James W. Perkinson, White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity (New York: Palgrave, 2004), 214-215.

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

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