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What You Have Amnesia Towards Does Not Have Amnesia Towards You

Posted on the 08 May 2017 by Eastofmidnight

So Rev. Peter Morales decided to speak today; the second of two publicized days for the UU White Supremacy Teach-In. And he seems to be practicing some active disremembering.

But what is galling is the man had the NERVE to say, "...the Beloved Community does not throw people under the bus. The Beloved Community does not practice human sacrifice. "

ok my white liberal friends and people who can pass, let me school you on this.....

If you don't want to believe me, go listen to Mark Morrison-Reed's Minns Lecture from March 31 and come back to me.

Rev. Morales also says, "I have walked side by side with the Rev. William Barber a number of times at his invitation to protest racist policies"

I guess that we UUs in St.Louis/Ferguson didn't matter as much as Rev. Barber.

And, yet again, Rev. Morales asks where were the people who assumed good will. So I'll ask the question I asked early on:

The amount of historical amnesia and willful ignorance and active disremembering that is going on right now is staggering. If it weren't for the fact that I have people I love who are UUs and I really do believe in Susan Frederick-Gray, I would be done with Unitarian Universalism as of today.

anyway.....years ago the late Roger Wilkins said in a speech, "What you have amnesia towards does not have amnesia towards you." That line has stayed with me since I heard it. And it is true. No matter how much official Unitarian Universalism wants to actively disremember, this history is out there for anybody who cares to look for it. It cannot be quashed.

What you have amnesia towards does not have amnesia towards you.


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