Predictable Result: White christians are more racist than secular people


Shocking, I know. I mean who’s saying it is shocking, not the result itself.

Robert Jones is the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, a christianist organization, and his latest book openly accuses white christianity as the primary source of racism in the US. I’m sure that won’t go over well on Fox Nuisance.

Good luck refuting it when it’s one of their own saying it. Also of note, the linked article appears on the “christian post”.

White Christians more racist than secular whites, researcher Robert P. Jones reveals

In his latest book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones, founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, argues that white Christians are more racist than their secular counterparts and have perpetuated white supremacy in American culture.

The book, released Tuesday, analyzes “the repressed history of the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and white supremacy,” according to an overview presented by publisher Simon & Schuster.

“White Too Long demonstrates how deeply racist attitudes have become embedded in the DNA of white Christian identity over time and calls for an honest reckoning with a complicated, painful, and even shameful past. Jones challenges white Christians to acknowledge that public apologies are not enough—accepting responsibility for the past requires work toward repair in the present. Jones argues that contemporary white Christians must confront these unsettling truths because this is the only way to salvage the integrity of their faith and their own identities.”

We’ve got plenty of racist scum on the secular and atheist side (e.g. Sam Embarrasing) but it’s nice to one of them take responsibility for their own without also uttering “you’re another”.

Comments

  1. jrkrideau says

    This seems to be condemning “US White Christian Churches”. I would question how it generalizes outside the USA.

    Come to think of it, I cannot think of a “White” church, per se, in Canada though I suppose they may exist.

  2. Dunc says

    As James Baldwin once said:

    I don’t know if white Christians hate Negroes or not; I know that we have a Christian church which is white and a Christian church which is black. I know as Malcolm X once put it: “the most segregated hour in American life is high noon on Sunday. That says a great deal to me about a Christian nation.”

    Or if you prefer MLK:

    We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America. At 11:00 on Sunday morning when we stand and sing and Christ has no east or west, we stand at the most segregated hour in this nation. This is tragic. Nobody of honesty can overlook this.

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