HTH: What Would the Real Jesus do About White Privilege?

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Robert Cunningham’s article, “What Would the Real Jesus Do,” is a must-read when it comes to opening our eyes about white privilege in America. Cunningham admits (after his son asks why Band-Aids are tan-colored) that, “Thirty-five years of life and I had never noticed that Band-Aids are the color of my skin, had never considered that black children’s “boo-boos” are accentuated by Band-Aids while white children’s are hidden. This seemingly insignificant privilege got me to consider that perhaps I was blind to more privilege. Once I confessed blindness, I began to see.”

Cunningham offers a wonderful word for white congregations (adults and youth alike): we must first ask our black brothers and sisters the hard questions, and then listen.

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