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The Myth of Euality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege Free download Î 2 Is privilege real or imagined It's clear that issues of race and euality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issu. Wytsma argues that white evangelicak Christians have not taken the issue of racial injustice in America seriously because of various reasons One reason is that they have limited the scope of the message of the gospel by individualizing and personalising it s message to deliverance from sin onlyThey also tend towards holding to an oversimplified understanding of the deeply entrenched unjust racial system that governs America This in turn creates for many white Christians a perception that there is now apparent euality amongst the races in America Look for example at the election of a black president in 2008Wytsma disagrees in this idealistic view of euality hence the title of his book the myth of euality More often than not such a superficial understanding of the gospel and of American race relations has allowed the issue of race to be made secondary to other foreign domestic and spiritual concerns for Christians in AmericaSo in part 1 he does an excellent historical review of the racial history of America in order to uncover the roots of racial injustice and white privilege and supremacy in America today eg Colonialism slavery segregation black convict leasing Jim Crow laws the creation of black ghettos etcIn part 2 of his book Wytsma looks at what race euaility means in light of the gospel of the kingdom and God s justice Here he sets forth the central thesis of his book that there is a major misunderstanding of the gospel by white evangelicals which has created a false dichotomy between the personal and social aspect of its message By prioritizing the spiritual and personal aspects of the Christian faith and devaluing or nullifying the material and communal dimensions that bind us to God s creation and to our brothers and sisters made in the image of God white evangelicals have distorted the gospel of the kingdomThis twisting of the Christisn faith has resulted in historic injustices that have terrorized and handicapped generations of minorities in America eg Lynchings by the KKK police brutality mass prison incarceration of black men education employment religious and housing discrimination etc The result today is a society where we are deeply shaped by racial categories yet we who are white remain mostly blind to how the undercurrent of racialized thinking affects our life as a nation and our own actions towards people of colour and minoritiesWystma argues that the key theological reason for this false dichotomy of the gospel is a misunderstanding associated with many contemporary translations of the Greek word dikaiosyne which is variously translated as righteousness or justice Where it is translated righteousness we tend to infer that the passage is talking about moral purity when it s translated justice we think of right relationships fairness and euality But the Greek of the New Testament had just this single word and its usage almost invariably involved all of these concepts rolled into oneSo in proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom Jesus is refered to than personal moral purity he attacks systems of injustice that tend to produce persecution cf Mt 510 For the OT prophets and Jesus rigteouness and justice were synonymous terms Jesus commands his disciples not only to seek moral purity but to pursue integrity and right relationship in all aspects of life between themselves and God and between themselves and others and between themselves and the rest of God s creation Mt633 cf Pr 820 Isa 5914 17 Am 524 Mic 68 Jam 21ffFinally in part 3 Wytsma seeks to implement the practical working out of racial euality in the light of the message of reconciliation acts of restorative justice and white privilege in the church the government and society at large cf Mt 2531 46 Lk 1025 29 2 Cor 518 Jam 51 6A good book for both black and white Christians to read in a teachable spirit of repentance and faith and for those who have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to their local churches today

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The Myth of Euality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege Free download Î 2 Es really has anything to do with usKen Wytsma founder of The Justice Conference understands these uestions He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of ineuality and privilege In this timely insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race related issues And he h. Wytsma persuasively argues that we fail to realize that when a tragedy such as the slave trade or segregation in the South occurs there are long historical aftershocks He then traces a clear and devastating line of injustice for us through the centuries which includes the Doctrine of Discovery Jim Crow convict leasing voting restrictions mass incarceration redlining and showing how all of these lead to the current disparities that continue to persist today even despite many of the clear gains that have been made I also appreciated his discussion of white privilege certainly a controversial concept but I found his balance to be helpful White privilege doesn t mean your life isn t hard It means that if you are person of color simply by virtue of that your life might be harder This book is an outstanding addition to the difficult conversations surrounding justice and race today Le Guide de la Première Guerre Mondiale des Flandres à l'Alsace even despite many of the clear gains that have been made I also appreciated his discussion of white privilege certainly a controversial concept but I found his balance to be helpful White privilege doesn t mean your life isn t hard It means that if you are person of color simply by virtue of that your life might be harder This book is an outstanding addition to the difficult conversations surrounding justice and race today

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The Myth of Euality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege Free download Î 2 Elps us come to a deeper understanding both of the origins of these issues and of the reconciling role we are called to play as ministers of the Gospel Ineuality and privilege are real The Myth of Euality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world And we will be changed for the better as a result. This book is written from one mans point of view I thought it would be better researched and based on fact Its glaring how he sets out with an opinion and then uses only facts that support his narrative I would have enjoyed and given credibility to it if he had presented all the facts in the historical situations and not drawn his own conclusions as to the players motives He cant possibly know what people thought 150 years ago He can say that the outcomes were bad and negatively effected people but he goes way to far