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11912 Fluidity of race social construct not biological Prejudicewhen one race feels superior to another race because of perceived racial difference Racism one race s ability to implement negative prejudice over another A system of advantage based on race Cultural messages and institutional policiesBeliefs of individuals White privilege the benefit of being white Active racism blatant KKK Passive racism not actively against racism we are for it Can people of color be racist system of advantages no personal yes 12412 Cornell West Race Matters Race as catalyst not the cause Cause of riots economic decline cultural decay political lethargy US has very simplistic understanding of race 0 Liberal economic programs 0 Conservatives morality blacks as problem people Afrocentrism too narrow a view of race Theme 7 need to focus on common good our common humanity and our common destiny as a nation Nihilism hopelessness and lovelessness that have created a sense of self loathing 0 Biggest threat to African Americans but also to the US Economic forces that shape society Crisis in black leadership not authentic black leadership today Blacks are not victims but they have been victimized Politics of conversion love ethic Affirmative action class based affirmative action A necessary evil Will not resolve poverty but without it things would be worse Malcolm X and Black rage Black power movement 7 pride and selflove o A prophet of black rage in the face of nihilism and economic devastation o Feared hybridity race culture 0 Learn from people you disagree with 12612 West Race Matters Starting point of overcoming oppression Love and compassion ethic of love Christian background 7 no religion is innocent Human institution Crisis in Contemporary American Religion Religion is US is losing it s prophetic edge individual academy and religion institutions In US today religion conservative Religion is part of the status quo Recent past religion activism Social amnesia Religion has become too individualistic Religion has to provide a prophetic critique of society Social action does not equal philanthropy Social action 9 social justice structural Philanthropy 9 charity Prophetic Christianity 359 Black liberation theology God on the side of the oppressed o Critique of racism in the US 0 Stands up against justice Maxism has been misrepresented on the subject of religion Critical of religions failure to address the economic Use intellectual tools without embracing an entire ideology HeteroseXism to be heteroseXism is to be normal natural Heterosexuality is normative No agreement in Christianity 411 love the sinner hate the sin when sin is read with queer Bible and homosexuality 7 9 references misinterpreted homophobic If we look at the core of Christianity Jesus teaches love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself love of God love of neighbor Jesus did not mention homosexuality 7 Jesus is subversive dominant order of things 13112 Comel West Black people count and black suffering matters in how we think and act in this world Black church 9 African American Protestant Churches 0 000 0 Re li gion Community Identity Support Survival Slavery forced conversion to Christianity 7 hope liberation justice emerge among slaves which we know through spirituals slave narratives invisible institution of slave religion Racism US is less racist not postracial Pitfalls of racial reasoning Selfcritical Crisis in black leadership 0 o o 0 2212 Shopping System Racebrokers Vision to imagine a new future Courage to challenge the system US consumerism is part of who we are US economy is based on consumption A form ofpsychological counseling 0 Retail therapy 0 Consumerism is insatiable 0 Cycle of consumption making us dissatisfied Fashion and technology What you need vs what you want Consumerism is part of American ideology To consume is to devour Focuses on pleasure and self grati cation Christianity serve love give Disconnected from people who create products Era of disposable goods 7 we don t value them Disposable people people who work in inhumane conditions How does social justice play into our consumerism To be a consumer is to have power Informed consumer Thrill and shame with shopping It s women s work 2912 The Poor Poor people are not holier but they challenge us to think differently and act differently in this world Injustice no neutrality Prosperity Gospel John 10 10 7 have life abundantly 9 translated into material wealth If God created a material world that is good then we need to enjoy this world Catholic Social Tradition 7 Vatican Popes Social justice Best kept secret Common good 7 humans are interdependent humanity and the world I 9 We Social human beings Duty a positive obligation toward the other Concupiscence compulsive and pleasureless enjoyment Misguided desire which will never be satis ed Lust or passion Food Stealing Sex Augustine North African bishop and intellectual 4 century Sex addiction is what leads to him understanding concupiscence NeedWant Material world Religious worldview God is good God created the material world Controlnegative Celebration of beauty If God created the world it should be something that is enjoyed 21412 Religion in the US today 3 Ways of Being Religious l Institutional 2 Deregulation 3 Spiritual Religious celebrities Daliai Lama The Pope Mother Teresa Commodi cation of Religion Loses its coherence Reduced to culture or folklore Loses its meaning and becomes a show Symbols lose their meaning Religious institution loses its power Commercialized religion
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