From Ferguson, Missouri, to Charleston, South Carolina, communities are suffering the lethal consequences of our collective silence about racial injustice. The church should be a source of truth in a nation that has lost its way. As the dominant religion in the United States, Christianity is directly implicated when we Christians fail to speak more honestly about the legacy of racial inequality.
Yet, in the wake of five protestors being shot while peacefully protesting the death of Jamar Clark near the Fourth Precinct police station in Minneapolis, it is once again revealed that the most longstanding and deadly terrorist groups in America have always operated under the banner of white supremacy.
I wanted to write about hope today, but I am angry and it appears I have struck a nerve in your hateful heart. On Monday night, five peaceful protesters in Minnesota were shot at a Black Lives Matter protest. Police are looking for three white supremacists who were taunting the crowd as they opened fire. Was it you?