America and Racism

“The idea that America has been systematically racist is an idea entirely compatible with scripture’s depiction of sin. But it’s entirely incompatible with the story America tells itself. And a lot of Christians have believed America.” @kaitlynschiess on Twitter

I want to get in the habit here of posting things here that are not necessarily controversial but that address something to think deeper about. I drew this out because when I saw this tweet from Kaitlyn I stopped scrolling and spent some time thinking about the implications of what she said. 

I know this argument could quickly be whittled down to someone saying “CRT” but I don’t think that’s entirely the point. The point I pulled from this is that we should be honest about the stories we tell about the institutions we hold dear. I think our Christian culture is to hide the things we feel shame about within our organizations when they should be brought to the light. I’m no expert on unity but I do know it certainly doesn’t happen by quieting people who have been hurt by a system.

I have a lot of respect for this country. I’m thankful that I’m here, I’ve been afforded all the opportunity in the world, and there’s no other place I’d rather be. I just want that same experience for everyone and I don’t think we’re there yet. 

Anyway, Kaitlyns work on the @holypostpodcast is great and she posts a lot of interesting thoughts on twitter interspersed with tweets about pies so if you struggle with pie like I do (I’ve been known to eat an entire pie in a sitting) – watch yourself! 😅

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.