Delegates oppose institutional racism with AIW

GA delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday afternoon for an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) that condemns racist mistreatment of young people of color by police. The AIW grew out of an appearance at General Assembly a year ago of Michelle Alexander, whose book, “The New Jim Crow” explored the extent to which people of color are incarcerated. The book labeled that practice “institutional racism.”

The resolution calls on congregations to condemn the pattern of mistreatment of people of color through practices such as “stop and frisk” by police. It asks congregations to work with other congregations and other groups to stop this practice.

 

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