I used to consider myself both a Buddhist and a Unitarian Universalist, but my Buddhism teaches me that no one benefits from harm to another. I don’t benefit from racism.
“The lessons I learned from my marginalization and how I was able to escape it are very different from what many well-meaning liberal birthright white Americans, who have never experienced marginalization themselves, think we should be doing.”
Rather than focus on the 50,000 or so active hard-core racists truly responsible for horrible acts, we spend our our emotional anergy on that white guilt we seem to enjoy.
“If the church will not tell you that you are a sinner, who will? So (Ta-Nehisi) Coates steps in, to claim the birthright the American churches have forfeited… White supremacy, Coates says, is ‘America’s original sin.'”
With an assist from this blog’s co-founder, Rev. Kate Braestrup, I’m offering this handy anti-racist glossary. as a public service.