Friday, September 06, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #40

Theologically, whiteness constitutes a spiritual predicament.  Neither the fact of death nor the demons of fear can be disinterred by mere projection—they have to be named and wrestled with.  But it is not clear that the spirit of explicit white racism, once exorcised, does not return with seven more.  Naming and banishing is one thing; organizing a new identity is another.

James W. Perkinson, White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity (New York: Palgrave, 2004), 167.

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

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