Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What is it?

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." - Martin Luther King, Jr. So we've progressd since the 60's. Some of the race reguarding problems have found solutions. So, what spcifically are the problems we face now? Then one problem was segragation, that's quite a clear problem. We no longer have legal segragation, so what do we have?

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I really like that quote! So true...

    I think that you're absolutely right, legally, there's not a problem, so how do we go about solving these new problems? I go to the Chapel, which is a huge, predominately white church practically on campus. Our pastor is good friends with the pastor of Arlington Church of God, a predominately black church in the area, and we have a lot of events together, but we are by no means becoming the same church or sharing congregations... we call each other "sister churches" and for the most part just co-exist.

    There's a lot of discussion about whether or not this is the best situation. And I've always kind of wondered myself... I do not think that it would be the best thing to merge. Our styles are completely different, and a merge would mean either loosing one style altogether, or the formation of a new style completely, which I'm pretty sure is not a goal for anyone. And no one is ready to force people out of one group and into another.

    At the same time, I think we would all benefit from more of a mix, from talking over even our religion with people who see differently than us. So I guess the best solution is what we are doing, it just needs more time. The problem wasn't a one week thing, so neither is the solution.

    But it really sucks sometimes because it feels like no progress is being made.