minorities who will happily pose for media publication and happily assimilation to the dominant culture without so much as a peep. Everyone wants diversity, but no one wants to actually be diverse." (184)
In an interview with C. Christopher Smith, Cleveland notes that "the cognitive processes that drive categorization are most powerful when they are hidden from sight. Once individuals become consciously aware of these processes...the processes begin to lose their power." This is why it is so important for Christians to move beyond colorblindness into intentional justice ministry. But it takes energy, and what Rev. Jim Caldwell terms 'cognitive generosity' to combat our pre-programmed ways. (61)
Continue to part 2 to read about our our mutual identity in Christ and how we move forward as a diverse community of unified believers.
Disclosure: BTSF received an advance reader’s copy of Disunity in Christ from InterVarsity Press for review.