Thursday, June 4, 2020
Article by Fr. Joseph A. Brown
Yesterday, I shared with you Bishop McElroy’s statement:
“Finding Grace Within Our Republic of Suffering.”
In his statement, he issued a challenge:
“Genuine healing for our nation can only be found in a radical effort to accompany the African-American Community in their weariness and rage and hope and despair that have formed and deformed upon the anvil of racism.”
Accepting that challenge, let us silence our “Voices of White Privilege” and listen to the “Black Voices” that speak to us and share their reality.
Fr. Joseph A. Brown S.J. Ph.D.
Fr. Brown is a professor in the Africana Studies Department at Illinois University.
We pray for healing from the pandemic and from systemic racism!