susan k smith

Racism isn’t a matter of melanin; it’s a matter of power

From “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” by Susan K. Williams Smith Karen Armstrong writes in The Case for God that in spite of the fact that all of the world’s faiths insist that “true spirituality must be expressed consistently in practical compassion,” that rarely happens. The […]

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Weak from the start

As slavery continued to thrive in the United States, slave traders, many of whom called themselves Christian, participated in the business of selling human beings. As the economy of the South was growing, more and more labor was needed, and so many enslaved Africans who lived north of the deep South were sought as laborers

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“True Christians”

Americans have never had a monolithic view of Jesus, nor have they had a monolithic understanding of what Christianity is. In fact, so-called liberals and conservatives are miles apart when it comes to race. While it does not seem to be the case that evangelical conservative Christians are all Christian nationalists, what is clear is

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