Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Justice
The United States has a long history of racism, segregation, discrimination, and legalized oppression of people based on their skin color. Even today, despite progress made on many fronts, economic disadvantages associated with race and ethnicity persist. Some of these are lifted up on this page. The United Church of Christ has a long history of working towards Racial Justice. We continue to actively work to ensure justice in these areas right now!
In Faith We Seek the Beloved Community: People of Color Disadvantaged in Downturn. The economic downturn has impacted people across the economic spectrum. But people of color have been hit the hardest.
Follow the impact of unemployment and underemployment on various demographic groups.
In response to the General Synod 23 (2001) resolution, Call for a study on reparations for slavery, JWM produced a discussion guide titled Financial Reparations: a Just Response to the Persistent Economic Effects of Slavery, Segregation, Discrimination, and Racism. This resource provides information and discussion questions on a variety of economic indicators and shows that African Americans' are consistently disadvantaged in each area.
General Synod pronouncement and resolution
The UCC is called to be an anti-racist church General Synod 24, (2003) resolution
The UCC is called to be a multi-racial, multi-cultural church General Synod 19 (1993) pronouncement