This is an excerpt from the chapter titled:
White People We Need Your Help
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents 82-83 (1770)
“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” 1867 (Rentoul, 2017) John Stuart Mill
"There comes a time when silence is betrayal." "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Dr. Martin Luther King
“Don’t look at our bleeding and cross to the other side.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes
(A Discussion on Racism | Carl Lentz & Bishop T.D. Jakes | Hillsong East Coast, 2020)
Dear white people, we need your help. You make up the majority of the population in America. As such, you dominate positions of leadership in our government, in our economy, the media, and even in the Church. In many ways, your views and actions steer America’s course. In MGA (Vol I), I captured what this looks like from the vantage point of a minority in America watching the impeachment proceedings:
“One of the things that struck me profoundly as I watched the impeachment proceedings was that most of the people involved were white. On both sides of the aisle, Republican and Democrat, and on the witness stand, were white men and women deciding the fate of the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth.
It is in those type moments that I sometimes feel like I am viewing our country from the outside. I know that minorities have come a long way and that the demographic of America has changed dramatically since the time of my parents. But watching the impeachment proceedings made me feel like a minority, outnumbered and possibly without voice in the sense that I was trusting someone who didn’t look like me, to represent me and say the things that I felt.”
(Thompson, The Making of a Great America: Where the Founding Fathers and the Church Fell Short (Vol I), 2020)
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