Religion News Service on racial tensions at G.A.
Nancy Glass of the Religion News Service reports on the controversy around allegations of racist behavior at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. The Charlotte [N.C.] Observer carries the story today under the headline "Unitarian Board Apologizes" (7.16.05).
There are two relevant on-line documents that the news story will probably make you want to read:
A July 6 letter from the UUA Board of Trustees expressing "deep sadness and regret" for incidents involving "apparently disrespectful and racist treatment of our youth by Fort Worth officials," other incidents in which "white UUs assumed that UU youth of color were hotel service people and asked them to carry luggage or park cars," and an altercation during the Closing Ceremony in which "some UU youth of color were made to feel that they were not welcome."
A letter from an usher in the Closing Ceremony who identifies herself as a person of color, says she witnessed the incident during the Closing Ceremony, and disputes the Board's characterization of it.
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 16 July 2005 at 10:02 AM
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