To Slay the Monster of Racism

July 15, 2015

Rev. Julie Peeples, writing in the Greensboro North Carolina News and Record, shares some moving thoughts on racism.

“It is not simply one unhinged shooter, one bad cop or law enforcement in general or that scary guy on Facebook, not this group of people or that department or government official or political party. It is an intricate network of systems, a tangled mess of policies and habits, laws and practices, overt actions and unconscious attitudes. As it comes into sharper focus, I see this shape-shifting beast pervading the environment: It is the air we breathe, the ground we build our lives on, the culture we reside in, the way we consider one skin color, one experience as normal, better. And with an even closer look, I can see my reflection in its eyes.”

Read “White folks need to destroy the monster we have created.”

Link suggested by Jean Rodenbough.

 

Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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