While this seems to be a moment where UUs are willing to talk about race at more than a superficial level, before looking at the community outside of the congregation it might behoove us to have a conversation about race in our congregational communities.
Ask yourself this question….why have black men—in particular—had such a hard time in the UU ministry?
Why are most ministers of color Associate or Assistant Ministers?
Just how open are most UU congregations to having leadership from people of color?
So while there is talk of the broader issues in relation to Michael Brown’s death, let’s really bring that conversation home to our own congregations.