Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the September 2013 issue

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Professor Anthea Butler, whose first name is derived from an anatomical part of the body best left unsaid, writes from her plush perch at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Religious Studies in her version of slum English about God and other Immensities:

God ain’t good all of the time. If fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men. 
(July 15, 2013)


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