From “US: The Resurrection of American Terror” by Rev. Kenneth W. Wheeler
As a Black person and as one who embraces the Christian faith, I have thought about the racial dynamics in this country a great deal. I continue to think about them because I am impacted by them every day. I am pained by what I see and feel. I am pained by the very thought that I or any other person of color could end up dead because someone filled with racial hatred and racial animosity could find the very color of our skin offensive. I know, as most people of color know, that our suffering and oppression in America have been the result of white supremacy and white hatred. I am seventy years old and I am weary. I am tired of weeping. Our people are tired of weeping. We are tired of an oppression that is not our doing.