Race, Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice PHP #465
Race, Systemic Violence, and Retrospective Justice: An African American Quaker Scholar-Activist Challenges Conventional Narratives - Pendle Hill Pamphlet #465
Dr. Harold Weaver of the BlackQuaker Project asks Friends to look at societal problems through new lenses: confronting systemic violence with antiviolence; acknowledging institutional and systemic racism, rather than merely individual racism; considering a retrospective justice program that compensates for and helps remove the historical inequities related to the transatlantic slave trade, chattel slavery, and their legacies – Jim Crowism, other forms of dehumanization and exploitation, police brutality, and the school-to-prison pipeline. This unjust world is maintained by misinformation and disinformation in the media, formal education, scholarship, and political discourse.
Initiating editor – along with Paul Kriese and Steve Angell – of Black Fire: African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights, Hal Weaver lays out steps and queries in this pamphlet to guide Friends and others to begin addressing these concerns in the wider worldAuthor; Harold D. Weaver, Jr.
Publisher: Pendle Hill, 2020