Jim Wallis: ‘White Privilege Comes From White Supremacy’

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis told Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, “White privilege is the benefit of White supremacy.” He added, “No matter where I go, no matter what I say, no matter where I live, no matter who my allies are — no matter how much I fight against racism — I as a White man can never escape White privilege in this country.”

“And Whites don’t want to talk about White privilege, they want to talk about the problems minorities have that we can help with,” said Wallis. He continued, “The problem at the heart of it is Whiteness. Whiteness is an ideology, it’s an idolatry.”

To understand more of what this means, I suggest reading:

How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev

Christians and Racial Justice study guide by Sojourners

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