Weekly Wrap 6.12.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 6.12.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. A Christian Call for Reparations

Christian theology has been used to legitimate white supremacist realities. We must tell that truth and push forward.

2. The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

Today’s protests build on a long tradition of activism.

3. The Women Organizing the Church in Mexico to Take Action for the Disappeared

‘They don’t care about finding out who took their loved ones. They just look for their family members, dead or alive.’

4. After My Wife Died I Was Consumed by Grief and Paperwork

We must work together to change the medical system.

5. How White Liberals Perpetuate Relational Violence

To my acquaintance, and white people who need to hear it, I say this lovingly and from a place of abundance, without scarcity: I know you are hurting too. You are human. But this is not about your pain.

6. As COVID-19 Spreads, So Do Stereotypes about the South

The rhetoric folks use when talking about the South has got to stop.

7. No More Begging For Our Humanity

Black people don’t always end up dead when encountering police. But we almost always end up wounded.

8. The Struggle to Abolish the Police Is Not New

Prison and police abolition were key to the thinking of many midcentury civil rights activists. Understanding why can help us ask for change in our own time.

9. You Can't Speak Up Now Without Owning Your Racist Past

White churches need to enter conversations of racial justice with sobriety.

10. Even the Tools of Justice Objectify Black Death

When I see footage of black murders, I feel horror and anger not only at the life that was violently taken, but also the idea of vacant and immune gazes transfixed on an unrealized destiny, a muted future, someone’s son, daughter, or father.