This is the third podcast/blog post in our series on racism. Pastor Sheena Cameron and China Williams join Tim Beck and Kaye talk about their experiences as African American females. We talk about white privilege, kneeling during the national anthem and how we, as white Christians, can show our support and compassion.
Some interesting notes to go along with this podcast:
- China mentions when talking about kneeling during the National Anthem, other verses that we no long sing for obvious reasons. You can find those verses here
- Pastor Sheena talks about how Colin Kaepernick, who was raised by white adoptive parents. More information about his family can be found here.
- Pastor Sheena discusses the meaning of taking a knee. Here is some more info. on what it means in the military. Here is an article about the psychology of “taking a knee.” Colin’s idea to take a knee originated from retired Army Green Beret, Nate Boyer. You can find his interview on NPR here.
- Dr. Martin Luther King quote about riots can be found in it’s context here.
What can we do to support? Make donations, write letters, have conversations and listen. Don’t stress out your black friend right now! Watch what you say around your dinner table. What are you doing to better educate yourself and the young people in your life? What things are you learning? Please share with us!