Race is a social construct originally framed to create hard boundaries that could not be crossed by people of different skin color and for the purpose of segregation. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are still discriminated against and abused because of the color of their skin. Although race as a social construct was abusively imposed as a biological determinant of skin color, our society must not fall into the tarp of colorblindness as it prevents one from seeing the suffering of “BIPOC” members. Armel Setubi asks us to imagine a society without race, while warning us about the common mistake of thinking that colorblindness is the solution to racism. Inspired by St. Ignatius, Armel asks us to ponder God’s call to be anti-racist with three important questions: what have we done to fight the sin of racism, what are we doing now, and what will we do in the future.
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Armel Setubi, SJ, was born in Cameroon, a West-Central African country often referred to as the "miniaturized Africa." The stories of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, after the dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan had a great influence on his decision to join the Jesuits. He is currently a graduate biomedical student at Georgetown University with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. Setubi is an advocate of women’s rights and an anti-racist activist. He enjoys playing the saxophone and stories of crooked saints.
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