Are These Not My People?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the current unrest and racial tensions in the U.S. in light of the Gospel and the USCCB pastoral document on racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts

“As a descendant of Irish Catholics, I’d rather not take responsibility for the sins of English Protestants who owned slaves. As a resident of Virginia, I’d rather not be blamed for the sins of that cop in Minnesota who murdered George Floyd. As an American, though? Are these not my people? The slave owner and the slave . . . the white police officer and Mr. George Floyd?

What makes us think we get to pick and choose?”

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