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South Coast Today (Massachusetts)

South Coast Today (Massachusetts) Press Items
Our theological reflections and misgivings recall Evangelical Pastor Jim Wallis' description of racism as our national Original Sin, while many writers remind us that most indigenous communities here died out in the genocide of the federal government. We must put an end to the criminalizing and dehumanizing of working families who have responded to global economic conditions by working to survive.
As Sojourners' Jim Wallis points out, subsequent relationships between the indigenous Americans and European migrants served as the tragic basis of the United States' original sin of racism, and ultimately genocide, instead of sustained cooperation and mutually supportive relationships.