Christianity and Race in the United States: Calling the White Church to Action
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My hope in this paper is to reflect upon the ways the white church has perhaps betrayed what it means to be Christian and why when it comes to matters of racial justice. Why, for instance, is the white church not more involved in fighting racism? In answering these questions, I will explore the white church’s main means of justification for its explicit and implicit participation in racism: white theological errors used as a means of maintaining power and privilege allowing for and supporting a lifestyle of racism that is deeply against the character of God as seen through scriptures.