02 Mar '17, 8pm

Truth: "White ppl are so worried abt hurting white ppl's feelings we wont name the sin racism:" @rachelheldevans

That said, we shouldn’t avoid talking about injustice because we’re afraid of making things uncomfortable or offending someone. Having lived down South my whole life I know exactly what it feels like to smile through racism and xenophobia in order to maintain that false, sticky-sweet sense of decorum. But this enlightening article from a German writer about how Americans are far too timid when confronting prejudice—“at the dinner table, I’ve noticed, what Germans call a discussion, Americans call an argument” —reminds us that this fear of confrontation is exactly what preserves the status quo, often with disastrous consequences. Now’s not the time to play it safe. If someone in your Bible study repeats a lie about Muslims, call it out. If your Grandma makes a racist remark, tell her it’s not okay. We’re stuck with this president in large part because white people are so wo...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/faithful-resistance-plan...

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