July 17, 2014
Suey Park, Emily Rice, and Mihee Kim-Kort worked together to create this excellent article addressing racial justice issues that will both challenge and inspire readers.
It’s not your typical 600 word blog post. This is a feast for the mind that you’ll want to settle down to read. Just a few tidbits:
“Justice should not be contingent on conforming to respectable standards dictated by power.”
“We should center the voices of the most marginalized, rather than massaging the desire and ego of those who uphold dominant society.”
“We see [injustice] addressed through single function apologies and the notion that ‘both sides’ need to move on, obscuring the systemic racial injustices that remain in our society and the church, even when personal relationships are restored. This is not to say apologies are unnecessary. They often are. However, we must focus on the need for intentional action beyond simple acts of interpersonal reconciliation.”
posted by Marg Herder