I want at once to break down the association of “bad = dark” and “good = light” because of the way our stupid human brains will equate this to people and their skin. Like so many things about issues of race, the language we need does not yet exist; there is a paradigm void that we must work to fill. In a world where good guys were white hats and bad guys were black ones, human skin falls on a spectrum of shades that are meaningless apart from two things: their inherent beauty as an expression of God’s diversity, and the structures of social hierarchy we place on them for the purposes of oppression.
From “Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice” by Kerry Connelly – Westminster John Knox Press