I’m currently doing some writing about the racial reconciliation efforts among Churches of Christ in the late 1960’s. Interesting stuff. And can only be understood, in my opinion, if you understand Barton Stone’s and Alexander Campbell’s views on race, slavery, and social action.
When I write and talk about race, people frequently tell me that I’m overreacting, that race isn’t an issue, or that people are playing the “race card.” I think the recent happenings in Jena, LA and the even more recent hanging of a noose on the door of a Columbia University professor tell a different story.
And to be fair, I’m glad that Whoopi Goldberg has called on Al Sharpton to apologize to the Duke Lacrosse players. This may likely be the only time I have cause to say this, but, “Good for Whoopi.”
By the way, does it surprise anyone that when racial tensions heat up churches almost never have anything to say?