Racism in America

I recently attended a two day course sponsored by the Anti-Racism Committee of the Diocese of New York. The course is mandatory for all clergy serving in the diocese.

While the leaders couldn’t have been nicer, there wasn’t much historical material presented that was new to me. I was also troubled by one of the trainer’s assertion, that most Americans believed that to be truly American, one had to be white.

I really hope this isn’t the case, though as a white person, I’m not the best judge. But whatever the merits of this kind of “training,” religious people have to acknowledge that there is still a problem of racism in our nation. —J. Douglas Ousley

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