After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the Rev. Eugene Rivers, (Boston’s version of Al Sharpton, my opinion), was interviewed on a local news station. He spoke about Boston’s race relations and that Ferguson could not happen here. I have lived in the Boston area since 1999, when I moved here to attend and obtain my MDiv at Episcopal Divinity School.
I admit I moved to the area with some preconceived notions of the area and its history of racial tensions and racial relations. Rev Rivers statement prompted me to look at where racial issues play a part in my life and how my perceptions have or have not changed since 1999.
During the month of September I am taking time to prayerfully reflect on where racism, classism and sexism presents itself in my day to day life. This is a prayerful journey not meant to shame, blame or attack any institution or person. It is one ordained African-American woman’s womanist journey.
I invite you to share your prayers, thoughts and experiences with me during this time. Conversations on race are ongoing as we walk with the One who created us all. #race #boston