Anger and Racial Injustice


A systematically unjust world will produce perpetually angry people. Anger flows from a lack of control, power and value. When we are powerless, devalued and controlled by societal injustices, anger is the appropriate response. In fact, it would be wrong to tell systematically sinned against people to relinquish their anger. Anger is a natural, logical human response to being perpetually sinned against. When people are controlled and devalued by individuals in positions of power, the just response is to be rightfully angry.

It is wrong to tell people to relinquish their anger without addressing the injustices that have caused their anger. Justice focuses on the systematic oppression that produces the fruit of anger. Justice contends for the value of the oppressed, and tirelessly works to rectify the codified control and power differentials in society. Justice champions systems and procedures that empower and value the worth and freedom of every individual…

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