Over the weekend, President Donald J. Trump tweeted a criticism of kneeling, protesting NFL stars – trying to conflate athletes protesting violence against black people with disrespect for the country and our military.
Your Bishops issue the following statement in response to the views and actions of President Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20, 2017. Please provide this statement to your organizations, components and congregations, and ask them to act accordingly.
It would be good if this spate of time where the anger of white people is being lifted up could serve as the bridge for new communication and understanding between the races. But it won’t - because those who could begin the dialogues will not do that. They are holding onto the Myth of White Superiority.