Monday, November 17, 2008

I Peter 2:9

Deep scars of racism defile the institutional body of Christ. In this light, the premature call for a post-race perspective threatens to aggravate open and bleeding wounds; not only does this injunction originate in a position of privilege, but its deceivingly tolerant appeal to homogeneity merely solidifies gaping socio-economic disparities. If racism embodies the tenuous confluence of power and prejudice, then we must neutralize the former through radical human transformation of systemic hierarchization and work through the latter with the power of God’s heart-edifying grace.

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