On Ending Racism

I’m not particularly hopeful that racism, white or otherwise, can be ended. Our sin is too deep.

That said, we could stop shooting black people and stealing their money. We could create more humane institutions that didn’t lock people up, or penalize them for being poor. I’m not much for correcting thoughts or hearts or policing language, but it seems to me that a few changed policies would go a long way to ease the burdens our institutions impose upon black people.

Stop using the police to tax the poor; end the drug war; rebuild schools in those communities.

Those would be good places to start.

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2 comments on “On Ending Racism

  1. Linda Leon says:

    Gawain,

    As I read this, I could picture Shreela (and Hendrik) smiling and saying, “That’s my boy.” Hope all is well with you and Kabir. Have you ever thought of doing some type of vicar exchange with a Church of England priest?

    Regards, Linda

    • Fr Gawain says:

      Hi Linda! thank you. I would love to do such a exchange, but it might be a while. I don’t know of many vicars who’d like to come to White Plains!

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