RACISM, HUMAN DIGNITY, GENDER

How can we assist one another to “recognize that the dynamics and conditions of racism intersect with other expressions of human identity, particularly gender?”

 

  • Given that “racism, in its many forms (personal, cultural, institutional, etc.) denies the full humanity of people" ...
  • Given that our Lasallian core principle of “respect for all persons” calls us to affirm that “human persons cannot be reduced to or defined by artificial and arbitrary categories of race and ethnicity” ...
  • Given that in keeping with the principles of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Catholic Social Teaching affirms that "racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, ... and "is a denial of the truth of the dignity of each human being revealed by the mystery of the Incarnation." 

You may find the collective wisdom found in the AXIS article Exploring the Intersections: Racial Justice, our Lasallian Heritage, and the Catholic Tradition to be of interest and aligned with the Lasallian Catholic core identity of Manhattan College.

 

Over the past two years, Vicki Cowan, Brother Jack Curran, Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Jordan Pascoe, Adam Koehler, Danielle Young, Maeve Adams, Mehnaz Afridi, and 27 other Lasallian higher education educators across the United States participated in two Lasallian Higher Education Colloquies and this AXIS article presents a “dynamic draft” of a “Mission Mandated Lasallian Vision for Racial Justice” that provides suggestions for what we at Manhattan College and throughtout the Lasallian educational community might do to continue to advance racial justice.

 

Together and by association, let’s move toward justice!

Indivisa Manent!

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