21 August 2010

Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor of Mission Bay Community Church and outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) shares his thoughts on the problems of race and race relations in the United States.

Why We Must Keep Talking About Race

I have heard these all before and usually from well-meaning White "allies" who I believe yearn for a genuine place of peace and reconciliation in terms of race. But, to be honest, it seems that most of the conversations about race that I have in my predominantly White denominational context only seek to suppress or justify the reality of an American culture that is still driven by the idea that White - however folks will define that culture - is the norm . . . reminding people of color EVERY DAY, not of the blessed complexity that is brought to the larger human family, but just the opposite: after all you have done, after all these years, after all that we've done for you . . . you are still the "other."

Link: Why We Must Keep Talking About Race

See also Bruce Reyes-Chow's Blog.