Germany Defends Apartheid, Solidarity with Watermelons, God Gave us Trump?
KTF Weekly Newsletter
This week, our media highlights to help us leave colonized faith include:
- The importance of understanding northern racism
- Why Namibia is protesting Germany’s defense of Apartheid
- A follow-up on our podcast about activism in Hawaii
- How the watermelon became a symbol of Palestinian solidarity
- A way to bring scripture to life as we read it
- An insightful response to the “God Made Trump” video
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The Importance of Understanding Northern Racism
A long, recent article in Politico explains that while the Civil Rights Movement was bringing an end to formal segregation in the South, the racism of northern suburbanites cemented the racial divisions that we have in 2024’s American politics. Reporter Zack Stanton, a native of Detroit’s suburbs, tells the story of one interracial couple’s fight to desegregate Warren, MI, and how it led directly to President Nixon campaigning on the White grievance Republicans still use to fuel election victories. A crucial lesson from the story is one Stanton tells us Nixon knew instinctively: White people were just as racist in Michigan as Mississippi. The quotes from local Warren residents could have come from the mouth of Bull Connor (content warning, incidentally), and at one point, there is an actual cross burning. The piece helps us follow historical threads we often miss as White Americans from all over try to shunt the responsibility for racism on to southerners.