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Racists Anonymous Meetings…

26 Aug

No joke. A Church in North Carolina has started weekly group meetings.

North Carolina Church Holding Weekly Racists Anonymous Meetings

A church in North Carolina is taking 12 steps towards helping to improve America’s racial divide.

Every Wednesday, Trinity United Church of Christ in Concord hosts a Racists Anonymous (RA) meeting.

Church minister, Rev. Nathan King told WCNC TV that RA is meant to “deal with the racism within ourselves and to eliminate the racism within ourselves.”

King said the group was inspired by the number of high-profile police shootings in recent years as well as the Charleston church shooting in June 2015, where a white gunman killed nine black parishioners.

“It seemed like every week we were coming into worship and we were doing another prayer because someone had been killed in the street,” King told the station.

Sick of the shootings and racial unrest, King added that he wanted to do more than pray.

The group uses a modified version of the 12-step program pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, according to a recent Facebook post

A group devoted to helping people overcome personal racism might seem strange to some, but not King who told WCNC TV:

“It may not be the first thing you want to talk about the table at the Thanksgiving dinner with your family, but those conversations are going to be more common going forward.”

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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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2 responses to “Racists Anonymous Meetings…

  1. lkeke35

    August 26, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Actually I’m not opposed to White people doing this among themselves. If they’re willing to do the research, put in the work, and not expect Black people to solve their racism for them, then talking among themselves could work. They created it, they have to fix it.

    All we can do as Black people is have meetings about how to survive it.

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    • btx3

      August 26, 2016 at 4:27 PM

      I have met folks of all colors with various prejudices.

      I can’t wait for some judge to sentence the Chumph (and a number of others) to attending Racist Anonymous meetings!

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