Privileged whites must start the conversation

Marcia Ladd,
Chapel Hill, NC.

A group from my Presbyterian Church has been studying and talking about the black experience, white privilege and what we can do to make changes. We have learned the hard way we cannot go into a group of black folks, church or otherwise and tell them what to do. We have to listen and walk with them as equal partners. We white folk are not good at that, but it is imperative that we learn. The situation has been brewing for years and we will not fix it quickly. It will take generations just like it took to get where we are. White folk have to freely admit our collective and individual culpability. As a liberal Christian, our churches can and must play a role, that is doctrinal and Biblically based. Thank you Michele for encouraging the conversation and the confrontation


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