Racism has been around for many years

Racism has been around for many years - Stephen Martell...

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Stephen Martell Reflection paper four November 29, 2007 Racism has been evident for countless years. There is even textual support that claims that the bible advocates slavery and racism, “Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk, back to them, and not to steal from them, but show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive” (Titus 2). Racial injustices have led to a variance of delineations among people in the world. David Cone, a black liberation theologian, feels as though the Catholic Church has had an influential part in fostering segregation and racism; “I place the Catholic Church in America in the same boat with the Protestant counterpart. Both are racist institutions whose priests, ministers, and theologians seem to think that white supremacy offers no serious contradiction to their understanding of Christian faith” (Black Liberation Theology and Black Catholics: a critical conversation, 731). He feels the Church acknowledges the presence of, but doesn’t act on, racism. Racism is highly evident within United States history. Slaves were brought to the country in the early 1600s, and were treated like objects rather than human beings. They were 1
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an important part to the early success of the country. Charles Ogletree, the co- chairman of the Reparations Coordination Committee, accounts for this when he says “millions of Africans were brought to this country against their will, auctioned off like cattle, kept in bondage and forced to perform hard labor under the most wicked of institutions” (The Case for Reparations, 1). Ogletree states that a great deal of the current deprived economic standing of many black communities extends
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