Urban Faith: Why We Can’t Ignore Racism

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Comment: Even if the United States repelled all laws in 1967 that banned interracial marriages, the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Kentucky thought it was still ok to turn back the hands of time to the ethnic dark ages of the United States. After a vote that banned interracial marriages and membership by such couples by the baptist church, Kentucky pastor Stacy Stepp backtracked and said that the church cannot pass new bylaws that run contrary to state or national laws, according to the guardian.co.uk.

Good. Here is a question: What would have happened if there wouldn’t have been a public outcry against the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church’s decision?

This story not only highlights how some USAmericans are flirting with new segregation forms in the United States, it shows the crucial role that the media played in exposing prejudice and racism.

There is a lot that Finland could learn from this case and how the Finnish media’s lame stance on racism helped boost the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party to its historic victory in April 2011.

It appears that the Finnish media, politicians and general public are more fascinated by racism than opposing it. 

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By John D. Sholar 

As a white man in America, I’ve been guilty of rolling my eyes when someone would raise the subject of racism. “Why can’t everyone just get over it,” I’d think. But ignoring wounds from the past can be as damaging as the initial offense.

Read whole story.

Story via Community Village Daily Activist.

I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be a Marxist-Leninist until the last days of my life.

  1. getgln

    In the U.S. school segregation has been outlawed since the passage of Brown v Board of Education in 1954. However there is still massive housing segregation and de facto school segregation because there are many laws that do not allow students to attend a school outside of their school district. The book “Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown V. Board of Education” explains the insidious xenophobia.

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