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Why did this powerful church group struggle to denounce white supremacy?

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‘It would be a mistake to interpret this fiasco simply as a misstep.’ Photograph: Natalie Behring/Getty Images

  • The Southern Baptist Convention’s reluctance to condemn racism is not only true to its history but it reflects how white supremacy is built into the very DNA of American Christianity.
  • Related: White Racism in America's Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand.

Daniel José Camacho, the Guardian 

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http://cdn.billmoyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/takingaboutrace_606x154b.jpgSaturday, 17 June 2017 | Condemning white supremacy and the alt-right movement shouldn’t be hard. But the Southern Baptist Convention – the nation’s largest Protestant denomination– had its doubts about whether to do so this week.

During the annual meeting, they initially declined to pass a resolution doing just that. Chaos ensued at the denomination’s annual meeting and a firestorm of criticism quickly followed. Delegates eventually passed a modified version of the resolution – originally drafted by one of its black pastors – but the damage had been done.

Daniel José Camacho is a Contributing Opinion Writer at Guardian US. His writing has appeared in Christian Century, Religion Dispatches, Sojourners, Duke Magazine, and TIME, and his commentary has appeared in the New York Times.

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White Racism in America's Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand, Jeff Pegues, Prometheus Books / Alternet

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