This #MLK day, grieve the segregation in science.
If science is a cathedral of worship, why isn’t the whole Church welcomed here? If the Church is our family, can we tolerate a segregated scientific world?
Here is the reading list for a MLK reading group I led back in 2017.
Week 2, Oct 3rd, 2017
The Ethical Demands of Integration (MLK, 1962)
Is Segregation Scriptural? (Bob Jones Sr, 1960) This is a contrast to MLK’s thinking, showing how Biblical authority was used to justify segregation.
The Story of Racial Segregation in STL
The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension (MLK, 1961)
Week 3, Nov 7th, 2017
The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension (MLK, 1961). Pay attention to how MLK talks about Thomas Jefferson, a slave owner.
Chapter 1 (only) of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. This is a contrast with MLK’s thinking from a “Marxist” contemporary, whose thoughts have a very large impact on our current discourse. I do not endorse the content in this reading.