February 26, 2015
From the On Faith website:
“Why do many black church women continue to accept second-class citizenship in the institutions they have literally built and sustained? The answer to this question is complex and difficult for many to understand, especially outsiders and whites, who tend to see race and gender as discrete subjects and who often hold blacks to a higher standard than whites. However, for black women, including those who consider themselves to be feminist, this is an issue of wholeness. It goes to the heart of who they are and the importance of family and community in their lives. Being female is only part of black woman’s identity . . . race has taken precedence over sex . . . separation is not an option.”
Read “The Church Needs Black Women. Do Black Women Need the Church?” by Joshunda Sanders.