Why do people in the United States struggle with the idea of calling something racist? Sister Emily, Sister Eilis, Joan, and Colin explore America’s troubled relationship with confronting racism, not as a relic of an earlier era but as a present-day evil that is part of both religion and politics in the United States. Since November is Black Catholic History Month, they talk to Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Patricia Rogers, who shares her insight as a Black Catholic sister and a community leader in Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood. This episode also features an extended clip from NETWORK’s recent White Supremacy and American Christianity event, in which Just Politics co-host Joan Neal moderated a conversation between Father Bryan Massingale of Fordham University and Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute.
You can learn more at these links:
- The Dominican Center in Milwaukee works with Amani neighborhood residents and partners to build a better future. Sister Patricia Rogers served as its executive director for 10 years.
- Listen to an extended interview with Sister Patricia Rogers.
- Watch the full recording of NETWORK’s October 29 conversation on White Supremacy and American Christianity between Father Bryan Massingale and Robert P. Jones, moderated by Joan Neal.
- Watch NETWORK’s previous half-day conference on White Supremacy and American Christianity also featuring Father Bryan Massingale and Robert P. Jones held in April 2022.
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