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Call The Latest Shooting What It Fucking Is

If a Muslim dude had shot up a white church it would be called "Terrorism."

But yesterday a white dude s hot up a black church and we call it a "Hate Crime."

It's fucking terrorism. Terrorists can be white.
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Bestfabrisse

June 18 2015, 15:46:16 UTC 4 years ago

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Assuming this is not a rhetorical question...

Immediately after the Civil War, churches in the south, much like everything else, segregated. Those ex-slaves who went north found that northern churches didn't have the type of preaching they were used to and founded their own churches -- and in some cases denominations (e.g. African Methodist Episcopal) -- which were in their neighborhoods and had the preaching they were used to.

While some white churches have integrated, and I have cousins who were the first black members of their Methodist church in Los Angeles and had to deal with ostracism, most black churches have not. Someone recently said that Sunday is the most segregated day of the week in the United States. The phenomenon goes further, there are separate services for Koreans (usually at Protestant churches) and Spanish speakers (usually at Catholic parishes). When it comes to religious belief, Americans are extremely divided both in racial and ethnic senses and in the doctrinal sense with many little breakaway denominations or individual churches. The music is very different at black and white churches even within the same denomination.

The black church phenomenon has been a blessing in some ways. Even today, many political events are organized at the churches. The churches help get their congregants to early voting. The deacons may even help a member get in to vote when restrictive measures are in place. I have never been past a black church on a Sunday morning where I haven't been welcomed in, even though I'm white, but, like many white people, the only service I have ever been to at a black church is a funeral.
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