Zoom series to look at Racism in America

  • Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt of Chicago

LIHU‘E — A live online series of discussions, titled “Racism: America’s original sin; how the past has led to the present” is being led by Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt of Chicago. Each of the conversations will include information and reflections about the ideas, language, and practices which have served to create and sustain division in our society, consistently resulting in members of minority groups being afforded unequal and broadly oppressive treatment.

“The blessed reality in these considerations is that the eventual empowerment of all people will improve the quality of life for all, and add to the strengths of our nation’s economic, moral, and social lives.” says Rev. Pruitt.

There will be 4 discussions Thursday mornings from Jan. 14 through Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., hosted by Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea. To request a link be either texted or emailed to you for the meetings, call the church office at 808-482-4824 with you name & contact info or email us at christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com.

Rev. Pruitt will share his experience and knowledge on this important topic. He has worked in various capacities as an Anglican priest in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, Richmond, and the island nation of Dominica and in the U. S. Virgin Islands. He has been an Interim Staff Officer for Black Ministries in the Episcopal Church, a Chaplin (1LT) in the US Army Reserve and later a Sheriff’s Deputy (Lt.Col.). He was the Chief of Chaplains for the second largest prison in Virginia and has been gratefully active in a 12 Step fellowship since 1995. We are excited to have someone with his background here on island.

  1. jkh January 14, 2021 9:04 am Reply

    Hate the White man right. Every white person alive to day is implicit in racism and at fault for all of their great great grandfather’s sins; right?

    Please anyone give me an example of systemic racism anywhere in America. Just one. It does not exist in police forces, schools, public administration, so where is it?

  2. Judy January 14, 2021 9:35 am Reply

    Very important discussion. Please address systemic racism and socio-economics and how the race is not on level playing ground. Thank you for this.

  3. Mailmana January 14, 2021 12:43 pm Reply

    Stop telling people we are racist. The US is not “systemically racist. Why do you think thousands are coming across the border to get into the US.

  4. Kamani January 14, 2021 8:19 pm Reply

    WE are not all racists in this country BUT systemic racism is alive and well in the United States. Last weeks siege on the Capitol building with rioters carrying confederate flags wearing Camp Auschwitz sweatshirts is clear evidence of this. These rioters came from all over the country to include Hawaii and they were from all walks of life, police officers, doctors, business owners, you name it. And then you have the obvious restraint and preferential treatment of these “domestic terrorists” the majority of who were white by law enforcement. Yes, systemic racism is alive and well in the United States of America.

  5. hutch January 15, 2021 9:21 am Reply

    Someone be sure to tell the guy about racism against Whites in Hawaii.

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