The Dividing Wall: Encouragement for My White Ally

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

My prayer, as a black Christian, is that all sinful selectivity and partiality would surrender to the gospel of truth.
On July 6, 2016, Colleen Mitchell wrote a telling blog post, “10 Reasons I Don’t Want to Be Your White Ally.”1 Her words came a day after the death of Alton Sterling, a black man killed by a white officer of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Mitchell admits meeting the news of Sterling’s shooting with a “sickening feeling” that soon became a burden, which later morphed into fear as she read a Facebook comment by a black friend: “When animals are abused, you’re outraged….When your personal ‘hobbies’ are compromised because of local legislation you’re in ...

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