Tag Archive for ‘African American’
In response to Newt Gingrich comment, “What the president said is disgraceful. It’s not a question of what the young man looked like. At some point we need to talk about being Americans.” Gil writes, “There is a strangeness about these still early days of the 21st century, when there are those who believe that their definition and description of “American” is THE definition and description of what it means.”
The discussion on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion is a key element of the national work as well as church and clergy organizing.
The music, laughter, dancing, and celebrating that was ours after confronting the bias, bigotry and hatred of the day… was an expression of the joy that is possible when a person or a people refuse to allow the negation of some to drown out the joy and laughter that is possible when one is “standing up on the inside”…
We still live in a time of racial and racist paradox. Some of my black colleagues have wondered why those who are active in the Gay Rights Movement have not identified with our continuing Black justice struggle as they have wanted us to join theirs. I, as one who “stands in the gap” would deeply appreciate it if my white colleagues and others would add their names to the statement.