Anthropologydemilitarization of policefergusonracism On August 9th, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Every major American news network and the internet reported on the following events. Police responded to peaceful protests by bringing in military grade weapons and tactics.
Both are directors of prominent non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area, and both serve as vessels that bend the arch of equality toward justice. The class and both men begin to engage in a discourse about why pluralism in a social justice context is paramount for those seeking to engage in a multi-faith world.
As they both begin to further disclose their ideas on the issue my mind begins to ruminate on how racism and pluralism is essentially a intended byproduct of the great democratic experiment that is the United States of America.
By this I mean that implicit in the first amendment is the dangers and benefits of both racism and pluralism. The dangers being twofold, in the first instance complete assimilation masked in the cover of hyper-liberalism.
The danger of assimilation is the dissolving of difference and cultural identity in exchange for the dominant culture. In the second instance a complete rejection of the other based on their religious belief or race.
Pluralism is an extension of the global society in which we dwell, and is the capstone to forming the realization of a community based on love. Likewise, racism is the ability for someone to treat you differently due to phenotypical differences usually reinforced by media stereotypes.
These definitions are based on my perceptions as an African-American man from Atlanta that has engaged in community organizing as well as religious pluralism as a Chapel assistant at Morehouse College. Both pluralism and racism are relics of colonization of America and are used at least nominally to create a more inclusive American society.
At its worst, pluralism and racism alienates the dominant culture from the minority culture and allows for one to demonize the other. The problem lies in that race is somehow tied to religion and thus unknowingly determines how we interact with the other members of humanity.
In an effort to rid itself of racism, liberal Americans have undergone a pluralist religious engagement experiment, which seeks to be welcoming while bearing the banner of inclusivity that ultimately turns Americans and their religious belief into a lukewarm soup instead of a layered salad.
Racism in America takes the form of a school yard dispute. The dominant race, often associated with Anglo-Americans, dislikes another race because they look different and pose a threat to the established social order. As a result, the dominant race, in school yard terms, becomes a bully, willingly or unwillingly making the other race existence harder by alienation and injunctions.
We as individual Americans must be careful not to subjugate our fellow brothers and sisters of the red, white and blue due to their religious beliefs and faith traditions. It is easy for the perceived dominant religion of Christianity to engage in the pluralistic experiment using the same ideology of racism.
For as a good, liberal, Christian it is easy to assert that one engages in pluralism because we are all the same in the eyes of the divine. This is only a partial truth because it lends itself to become reductionist and yields acceptance of the religious other as a tool of the dominant religious ideology to show that they are progressive and understanding.
Pluralism then becomes a coping mechanism to deal with the years of demonization of the religious other by the Christian community rather than a substantive partnership.
And when this posture is taken, pluralism becomes analogous to affirmative action, in that you invite the religious other as part of a quota or to show that one is inclusive and not because their difference is valuable to fabric of the faith community and America.
Social justice is the best way that we can circumvent making pluralism reductionist. Social justice or charity is useful because it is encouraged in every religious tradition to uplift the least of these in society. It is a imperative by our respective religious traditions to not only serve the community in traditional ways but to engage with the people of the community.In American society, some people have been suffering from what is known as caninariojana.coming to the web definition, racism is “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp.
so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”.
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Priest takes tough, loving look at church, racism Brian T. Olszewski, Catholic Herald Staff | February 10, Fr. Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and an associate professor of moral theology at Marquette University, said he sees a “growing number of Catholics” who are seeing racism as an issue that needs to be.
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