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AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 16, 2020 at 6:19 pm
I really appreciate your emphasis on power dynamics. One of the things I’ve had to come to grips with as a white person who grew up in a mixed race home – my step-father was black – is that even though I had the benefit of his experience, I’m still learning all of the ways my whiteness colors my perception of reality. I’ve learned that proximity to a different perspective doesn’t excuse me from doing the hard work of exploring the ways in which I’ve benefited from the oppression of others, and it doesn’t inoculate me from behaving in ways that perpetuate an oppressive reading of Scripture.