By Joel Bowman Sr., Baptist News Global
White supremacy is the erroneous belief that white people are superior to people of other races or ethnicities and should possess power and control in all areas of life.
In fact, “race” was socially constructed centuries ago to ensure white dominance. Today, the structures of white supremacy remain deeply entrenched in America.
White Christians are best positioned to oppose the sinful ideology and practices of white supremacy. After all, the myth of white supremacy has been embraced by many white people, to their benefit. Further, given the power dynamic that exists in society, white Christians have a unique role to play in dismantling white supremacy.
Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others.” With respect to white supremacy, white Christians must willingly look to the interests of their siblings of color.
Here are three specific things white Christians can do to oppose white supremacy…
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