Racial Wound… The Long Road In

August 23rd, 2015

      Race Relations—“A Spiritual Starter Kit”— Part 1

   Racial Wound… The Long Road In

 

“Have a little understanding”

 

          Proverbs 20:5

 

          Matthew 7:3-5

 

          Colossians 3:12

 

 

Into the mess… a historical survey

         

          Joshua 4:9, 21-22

 

          Matthew 23:35-36

 

   “There are no accidents… the past is the cause of the present,

     and the present will be the cause of the future.”

                                                                      -- Abraham Lincoln  

 

          John 4:4-9ff

 

 

 

Out of the mess… grace & mercy

 

          Romans 3:23-24Sources & further reading…

 

     History of African American challenges:

 

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, by Richard Wormser

 

Slavery by Another Name… The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, by Douglas A. Blackmon

 

The Warmth of Other Suns… The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson

 

 

     For an exploration of starkly contrasting political

     approaches read both:

 

Color Blind… The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the

              Retreat From Racial Equity, by Tim Wise

 

White Guilt… How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, by Shelby Steele

 

 

     For a distinctly Christian relational perspective:

 

Gracism… The Art of Inclusion, by Pastor David Anderson

 
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