When Chance Took Us to Church: The Problem With (White) Liberal Neutrality

A complement to the piece on Monday from And Philosophy.

“Chance has given us a ‘chance’ to reflect upon unquestioned secularity of mainstream culture. Rather than rejecting religion outright in a zero-sum contest between the secular and the religious, maybe we can acknowledge, appreciate, and reflect on the religious resources of liberation that have meant so much to black culture. Perhaps, we can even question the very idea that the religious occupies an inferior position compared to the secular. After all, it wasn’t a pure notion of the secular that drove MLK and Gandhi towards their projects of liberation.”

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