Rabu, 17 Juli 2013

Ivy League Professor Calls God a White Racist After Zimmerman Verdict

Since George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder charges stemming from the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin earlier this week, reactions to the verdict have not stopped pouring in. Anthea Butler, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Religious Studies, believes Martin’s death is proof that racism is still rampant in America.

In an essay on Religious Dispatches, where she is a regular contributor, aptly titled “The Zimmerman Acquittal: America’s Racist God,” Butler argues that a God that permits Zimmerman to walk free is definitely a racist God.

Useless to say, her comments have since gone viral, adding more fuel to the already heated debate around the verdict.

“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god,” Butler writes.

“As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men,” she says, in an obvious comparison to Zimmerman.

Butler also believes that racism was influenced by Christianity.

Her essay is available in its entirety at the link in the second paragraph.

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