Racism is alive and we must eradicate it. But even people who are victims of structural, institutional and everyday racisms, partipate in oppressive systems and adhere to racist ideologies.
A half dozen predominantly black Southern churches burn within a week; arson is suspected in at least three.
If we want to help end racial oppression, we must also confront our own. Here are a few ideas to tackle our own self-hate and inter-minority racism.
This month nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominantly black congregations in Southern states burned. Several of the fires are being investigated as arson.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating, along with local authorities.
Fire crews responding to blaze at African American church in Greeleyville http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150630/PC16/150639930 via @postandcourier
Fire at Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville http://on.wltx.com/1IrsEkV via @WLTX
Should we worry about recent church fires? | HLNtv.com http://www.hlntv.com/article/2015/06/29/church-fires-southeast-what-know via @hlntv
I am a recovering racist: I was somehow taught hate as a gift of love http://www.salon.com/2015/06/30/i_am_a_recovering_racist_i_was_somehow_… via @Salon