Our Archbishop of Texas has written a couple of posts on the latest racial spasm in the US. Here's my take on it.
Our fascination with the Jena 6 is a sad commentary on parts of our society. Doesn’t it look like the kind of devotional that some give to shadows on billboards that look like the Virgin Mary? There is a faith-based orthodoxy for some in this country that racism is everywhere. The Jena 6 is like a sign from the heavens that their faith has been rewarded and so they flock to the site to worship the event. Meanwhile, things that challenge this orthodoxy are ignored.