But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .
Take the word of *Certified* Risk Management consultant James C. Key
aka UUA Moderator Jim "See No Evil" Key
, as posted to the UUA Board of Trustees Facebook account
We are well aware that to many of you the term “white supremacy
seems harsh and even inaccurate when applied to our beloved faith. Some
of you are asking,
“What will the outside world think if we describe
ourselves as white supremacist
? Isn’t this just one more misguided
example of liberal guilt at play?”
In a word, no.
The term white supremacist
once referred exclusively to individuals and organizations
that openly espoused the superiority of white people. In recent years
the term has come to refer to a culture, or a social narrative that
places the needs, desires, stories, well-being, and the very lives of
white people over and above those of people of color. It is the water
we swim in. It is so much a part of our lives and of the life of our
Association that it has just become business as usual. We have chosen
to use the term and to endorse the teach-in called for by many of our
religious educators because we are absolutely committed to staying awake
to the challenges before us. White supremacy
is a continuum. When we
refuse to acknowledge our place in that continuum
we risk being lulled
back into complicity. Not this time friends.
Forward together. Not one step back.
UUA Moderator and Chief Governance Officer
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