BSK student, Cheri Mills, has written an op-ed for Louisville’s Courier-Journal challenging White America to confront its racist past as a part of the liberation of the Lenten Season. Mills writes,
“The moral of the story is not that rich people have to give all their wealth to the poor, but it is an illustration to identify what the true treasure is in your heart. The rich young ruler’s heart was centered on his possessions.
Likewise, there may be some whites who believe that they have kept the 10 commandments of race relations. Yet, I hear the voice of my enslaved forebears proclaiming—there is one thing lacking. White America, confront America’s racist past.
Like the rich young ruler, some may hear this and walk away sad, because the price is considered too high.
Nevertheless, this is a challenge for white Louisville to go where few have tread — make this Lenten season, a Lent of Liberation. Confront the truth of America’s racist history.”