Thursday, September 05, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #39

What is required in place of denial is continuous self-confrontation, slow exorcism, and careful revision in a conscious resolve to live “race” differently.  It is ultimately a matter of learning how to live creatively out of one’s own diverse genealogy and experiment with one's sense of embodiment gracefully—against the dominating structures and conforming powers of white supremacy that have already conscripted one’s body for their service. Whiteness is a conspiracy of silence about history, carefully buried inside a body not yet fully born into society.

James W. Perkinson, White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity (New York: Palgrave, 2004), 47, 182.

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

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