101 Ways to Respond to Social Injustice, Systemic inequality, and Apathy in faith-informed and intentional ways?
Response #1- Be honest. Examine through prayer and/or meditation how you might benefit, contribute to, or ignore injustice in the world. (Here's a hint: will all do). Also, consider how you have been privileged based on unmerited qualities? Write your thoughts down on a list. It will be tempting--but stay focused on you and not others. This list will helps us to stay humble and not make boogie men/women out of folks in the future. This can be a pretty painful exercise but before you get bogged down in shame (although, action-oriented guilt is ok), remember that this is only a starting point.
I recently wrote a piece for Christianity Today about my hometown, Baltimore.
Christina is a cultural faux pas magnet. Questions from people of color and racial majority folks about micro-aggressions and cultural misunderstandings tend to fill her week. Between answering such questions she has served as a mental health practitioner, administrator, educator, public speaker and die-hard family-woman. When it comes to culture, from the funny to the tragic, she has heard it all. Remember cultural competency is a journey so lets journey together.