I promise I will still get back to Part II of "What Privilege Do You Have," but I read this New York Times article about race and class and had to share it with you.
Of late I've been wondering about the connection between class and race in the Religious Society of Friends, but since I'm white, I don't feel like I have any authority on the matter.
After reading this New York Times article though, I realized that I have a question to put forth.
If you are black, do you need to also be middle class to be accepted at all in the Religious Society of Friends?
In my storytelling class, a woman told a story about her life in the inner city. She called herself a 'ghetto girl.' She wore big hoop earrings, a tight belly shirt, short skirt, and stilettos. She had an urban accent.
I couldn't help but wonder what Friends would think if she walked into Meeting. How would she feel among Friends? And what would Jesus think about how we treated her and how she felt around us?
(And I posted this before I read Martin's blog here, but if you've read this far, you'll be interested in reading what he has to say about it all).