To my Black brothers and sisters,

I am sorry. I mourn today.

You know too well what many deny, that Lady Justice has always peeped through her blindfold when justice needed to be to served on behalf of the Black community. I cannot help but remember how on this day in 1955, an all-white all-male jury deliberated for an hour and found the two White men that kidnapped and murdered Emmett Till not guilty.

I wish I could say we will do better, but I can’t. The threads of White supremacist history are woven tightly into the fabric of the present. What I can say is that I, and others, will claw, pick, and pull at that thread with as much might as we can muster. We will do so no matter the cost, because we know the cost has already been far too high for you.


About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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