The black community, maybe more than any other, is affective linked to churches and their pastors to the degree that criticism of either (no matter how rational) is often viewed as nothing short of an attack on God…Unfortunately, black ministers (be they emancipators or collaborators in oppression) are often protected from secular intellectual confrontation by the almost certain ire of their flocks, which is heaped upon any critic who questions their leaders’ decisions and/or motivations.”
From a book I’ve been reading, What’s Wrong With Obamamania? Black America, Black Leadership and the Death of Political Imagination authored by Ricky L. Jones. And this quote was found in the chapter entitled “I Don’t Care What Jesus Would Do; I’ve Got To Get Paid: The New Black Preacher.”
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL
4 thoughts on “Random Uppity Negro Quote of the Day”
Wow! Just wow. Should I read this book?
Thanks for the thought (truth to power?) and let us know should we read it.
Should we wait for an Uppity review?
It’s worth buying. I just read a bio on the author and he’s definitely made a name for himself.
Is the book for a class or personal reading?
I would throw a party if my school actually offered a contemporary theology class or a cultural theology and ethics class.
Me and my friend “The Critical Cleric” who’s over on the blogroll, joke about this. That’s his wheelhouse subject, but cultural criticism, as you see, cultural critique is something that most bloggers do every time they drop a post. So, theology and cultural criticism is almost a given.
But, yeah, Google the author of the book, he has some interesting write-ups. And although the book is short, it’s a relatively easy read (although he does have his share of $10) words.
My new word of the day is: reify