Monday, September 09, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #43

The problem is that most white theologians “talk race” without knowing the language they speak. . .the problem with white theological talk is that it is almost always about race without ever mentioning race.  This is its burden.  It is an untaught pedagogy. . .Whiteness is a walk without a talk, a talk unconscious of its walk, a modern meaning of a “talking head” verbosity, oblivious of its body. . .How can white theologians begin to talk about race?  By ceasing to talk.

James W. Perkinson, White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity (New York: Palgrave, 2004), 190-191.

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

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