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ERIC Number: EJ865892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Color-Blind Racism, Color-Blind Theology, and Church Practices
Hearn, Mark
Religious Education, v104 n3 p272-288 May-Jun 2009
Color-blind racism develops when persons ignore color in people and see them simply as individuals. As persons of color in racialized societies such as the United States are unequally treated on account of their color, the issue becomes a matter of faith and religious experience as religious leaders and educators, who disregard color, overlook important aspects of a person's ability to live wholly and abundantly. Using participant observation and literature-based research in several areas of scholarly inquiry (sociology, history, theology, and Religious Education), the author argues that certain church practices and theology reflect color-blind racism. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States