James Cone on America’s Original Sin

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In this 2007 “Moyers Moment” from Bill Moyers Journal, James Cone, considered by many to be the “father of black liberation theology,” says we must face up to dark episodes from our nation’s past, including the lynching of nearly 5,000 African Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Watch the full conversation between Bill Moyers and James Cone.

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  • Edarden4u

    Here is another point of departure between the white and black experience of America. The white experience as hunter of black bodies and the black experience as prey. And still, both love America. I ask you, which love is deeper? The one born of conquest and wealth or the one born of long suffering and trust in a better day coming? Is it time we stopped taking about race in Amerca and our shared racial past? What say you?