The Color Black

Many observers have wondered why racial conflict seems so prevalent now in the United States after almost eight years under an African-American president. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church–also African-American–has felt called to make racial reconciliation one of the prime emphases of his ministry.

While I think this is a very good question, I have no answer to it. Perhaps black leadership has made people feel freer to express their grievances. Perhaps our nation is dealing with issues we have been covering up in the past.

Whatever the cause, racial conflict continues. Episcopalians of all skin colors will have this problem before them for years to come. —J. Douglas Ousley

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One Response to “The Color Black”

  1. As a disciple of Jesus, I have to believe that God has a solution even to this pressing problem. I attempted to reach a resolution when I penned the proposal titled, “Neighborhood Reconciliation” which can be viewed at this URL:

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