With my right arm draped around the commode, I cleaned the left side of the base and floor. I removed the trash can that was nestled between the vanity and the legs of the shelving over the commode. As I wiped the floor and baseboards of this overlooked space, my mind drifted to a previous conversation.
My congregation convened two classes to discuss one of the 2018 UUA Common Reads. The book was particularly noteworthy because it was edited by our minister who recently resigned her position with us and it also centered the voices and experiences of religious professionals of color in a denomination that is at least 95% white. This class also occurred less than one year after accusations of white supremacy in hiring practices rocked our denomination at its highest levels and reverberated within each congregation in our association.
While discussing , the question of whether the police are dangerous or can be dangerous to people of color arose.