We have a habit in America of celebrating progress. It’s the hallmark of an exceptional society. The great example of this habit is how we talk about racial progress in America. To be the great nation we claim to be, we have to pretend as if everything is getting better and moving in the right direction.
But is that really the case? Are we moving in the right direction?
We’re supposed to trust the racial progress as evidence that America is moving in the right direction…that while racism still exists, America is not as racist as it once was. And if anyone suggests that America is a racist society, that person is looked at with scorn.
At this point, I’m thinking I (Fr. Jabriel) should have had the White man write this…
Certainly, the thought flashed through the minds of a few of you: “man he’s racist!”
But bear with me…because if you think that statement was bad, wait till you hear what I say about Brown v. Board of Education. LOL
As we come up on 50 years since the state sponsored assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., what should we think about the racial progress we’ve made as a country? Shouldn’t we at least examine things closely and consider the evidence?
If we can do this, there’s a chance we can indeed become the great nation I believe is possible. If we can do this, we can indeed become the Beloved Community and a More Perfect Union. But in order to do so, we must consider the things we discus in this episode of Racial Heresy.
Where do you stand on America’s Racial Progress?
Let’s start with the baseline that we still have work to do. But, do you think we’re heading in the right direction? And more importantly, how do you view the dynamic between toxic charity or flat out deception?
Join us in the sanctity of our private Facebook group, and let us know what you think!