Race Relations

SBC's National African American Fellowship speaks out against, "delegitimizing and dismissing the lived experiences of African Americans."

NAAF "has released a statement addressing recent statements from the SBC Council of Seminary Presidents. It’s an important statement, that will merit response from the SBC seminary presidents, and consideration of SBC leaders." - C.Today

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How ‘equity’ policy at the Federal Reserve will deepen racial inequality

"...the 'solution' creates two new problems. Low interest rates and inflation punish savers and reward investors by making more capital available and driving people to seek a higher rate of return in the stock market. The study found that a monetary shock would raise stock prices by 5%, raising the annual incomes of white people by 200% to 300% more than those of blacks." - Acton

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Pew Research: Churches and religion in Black American life

"Roughly half of Black Americans say predominantly Black Muslim organizations such as the Nation of Islam (of which Malcolm X was once a member) and the federal government have had at least some impact on Black people’s pursuit of equality. . . . About eight-in-ten Black Protestants (81%) and Catholics (82%) say that predominantly Black churches have done at least some to help Black people move toward equality." - Pew

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Americans Less Optimistic About Race Relations

"Today, 46% say we have made worthwhile progress—28 points fewer than in 2014 when 74% said the same. ...'With a change in methodology from telephone in 2014 to online, we cannot say definitively if this decreased optimism is an actual change in sentiment or increased forthrightness'" - LifeWay

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A Plea to the PCA on Critical Race Theory

"If you care to read the architects of Critical Theory—Benjamin, Horkheimer, Fromm, Adorno, Marcuse, etc.— you will find that their project was animated in large part by a desire to undermine Christianity and its moral and philosophical norms....How strange, then, that some in the PCA are urging us to employ Critical Race Theory (a species of Critical Theory) as an important lens through which we can better understand God, the Gospel, and humanity." - Ref21

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“... some critics of CT have been incorrect to claim that Christians may never use any ideas that come from outside Scripture”

"I would like to provide a succinct description and biblical evaluation of CT by addressing four questions: May Christians use systems of thought that do not come from Scripture? What is CT? Is CT compatible with Scripture? Does CT help resolve racism?" - Scott Aniol

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Lifeway Research: Pastors see preaching on race as less welcome than four years ago

"According to a Lifeway Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon on racial reconciliation, with 32% strongly agreeing. In 2016, however, 90% of pastors believed their congregation would be open to a sermon on the topic, with 57% strongly agreeing." - F&T

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