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CT: What Privileged Christians Can Learn From the Trayvon Martin Case

Photo Credit: New York Times

Photo Credit: New York Times

Christena Cleveland writes for Christianity Today about the realities of race in America and the responsibility of America’s privileged class to listen to and learn from those less privileged. She writes, “Those of us who are privileged (e.g, are white, male, middle-class or higher, educated, able-bodied, heterosexual, and/or physically attractive, etc.) benefit from living in a society that accommodates rather than alienates us. But these benefits are difficult to detect. For example, as an educated, upwardly-mobile privileged person, I benefit from the fact that politicians pay attention to my social class and fight for my vote.”

How can we listen and learn from those less privileged in a mutual way, not presuming but truly practicing equality? Read on>

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3 comments on “CT: What Privileged Christians Can Learn From the Trayvon Martin Case

  1. Billy
    July 18, 2013

    This is a great read. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jaclyn
    July 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on Kinda Crunchy and commented:
    Love this post. Very moving. Thank you so much for sharing this. I plan on writing something similar.

  3. Pingback: What to Tell Our White Sons in Light of the Trayvon Martin Case | Kinda Crunchy

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2013 by in Faith, National, News, Uncategorized.
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