Saturday, October 31, 2020

Ruby Sales, Civil Rights Leader, "Where does it hurt?"

 Civil rights legend Ruby Sales learned to ask “Where does it hurt?” because it’s a question that drives to the heart of the matter — and a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now. Sales says we must be as clear about what we love as about what we hate if we want to make change. And even as she unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, she names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of today.

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In the time of Trumpism there is plenty of hurt to go around. Civil Rights leader, Ruby Sales, takes a different approach to the trauma of racism than to accuse, blame, and judge. She takes the road of compassion and asks all people, victims and victimizers, where does it hurt?

This On Being podcast is well worth listening to.

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