by John Tuttle, Benedictine College
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Racism is an unfortunate reality of the fallen human condition, spanning continents and ages – from the Israelite bondage in Egypt to the brutal enslavement of Africans by European trade and beyond.
The subject of current conjecture and criticism is the killing of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of arresting officer Derek Chauvin, a white man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd’s death has triggered a sizable revival of the Black Lives Matter movement (established in 2013), and Chauvin was quickly charged with murder. What I present today is a moralistic commentary on racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Racism Is Un-Christian
As Christians adhering to the beliefs and rulings of the universal Church, we should do…
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