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How can Christian Science help me address racism as a non-Black person?
Q: How can Christian Science help me when it comes to talking about race and addressing racism as a non-Black person?
A: During and after college I worked as a production assistant for a very successful traveling choir of primarily young Black men and boys. I got to know them well and developed a friendly rapport with some of the young men who were the leaders of the group and close to my age. I was one of only a handful of white people associated with the group.
Over time I had picked up some of the words and phrases I’d heard used casually among the choir members. One night, when one of the leaders was the last one to line up to go onstage, I half-jokingly called out, “Boy, you better hurry up!”
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