The Church’s members very often cannot tell the difference between the Church’s message and that of some other community.
“A Sacred Conversation on Race” was born out of admitting that we, the baptized, do in fact experience racial enmity.
Sometimes our silence and lack of action result from complete horror or rage, but sometimes, both are a result of our privileged position.
The chief task remains one of “squarely facing our own complicity in our condition” — to borrow the President’s phrase.
Racism is a horrible scar on the American soul, but we need to fight it appropriately.