From a series about The History of Racism exploring how concepts of race came about in life of Europe’s slave economies and colonial control of the world.

At the beginning of the documentary they talk about race and capital, race and representation, race and modernism, etc.—(you can find parts one, two, four, five and six on YouTube)—but here they explore race and religion.

Trigger warning: discusses traumatic instances of genocide, torture, slavery. 

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Allan Boesak, Black and Reformed, 1984— “The Christian church can take a stand, not because it possesses earthly power, or because it has ‘control’ over the situation. Over against the political, economic, and military powers that seek to rule this world, the Church remains weak and in a sense defenseless. But it takes this stand because it refuses to believe that the powers of oppression, death, and destruction have the last word. Even when facing these powers the church continues to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and, therefore, the life of the world. And it is this faith in the living One, this refusal to bow down to the false gods of death, that is the strength of the church.”