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Henry Louis Gates: The Black Church Was Born Fighting Anti-Black Racism | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Professor and writer 'The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song', Henry Louis Gates, Jr., joins Morning Joe to discuss the new PBS two-part series and book. Aired on 02/08/2021.
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  1. This comment has nothing to do with this video, it’s just a fun fact for people looking through the comments, did you know modern body armor was invented by a pizza delivery guy in Detroit

    1. Well, need to pad black Churches with that stuff, since white supremacists attack black Churches like they’re eating pizza with the first documented in 1822 and continues…

    2. @esflxian Here’s another fun fact did you know the first slave owner in the US was a black man from Angola named Anthony Johnson in 1621

    3. @Casual Inquisitor Yes here another fun fact but not Chattle slavery that the white colonists devised with its cruelty and dehumanization of blacks. Most blacks that owed slaves did so to free them

  2. I listened to this segment this morning. What I found was legalism trying to be incorporated into the Gospel. Jesus Christ was a Torah Observant Jew that is who he spoke with (Israel) concerning the Kingdom of GOD coming near. The rejection of their Messiah was then taken to the Gentiles who the Apostle Paul was instrumental in bringing them the word. Every sin and injustice was completed at the foot of the Cross for all time, that is why Galatians 3:8 says-“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.…”

    1. Well since I didnt grow up in the Church I will agree with you fundamentally, that said I was most fortunate or misfortunate that as a black American my family was well off. They thought they didnt need God. If you can imagine Blacks not needing God because they were selfsufficient.My Grandmother born in 1908 looked whiter than many whites so she went through life passing, but she did really well independently on her own .Employing many black, whites and Chinese! So when I came to Christ it was a totally burning bush moment for meeting Yahuwah .Its a very interesting story and God willing will write a book about it

  3. We must continue to fight racism in any way we can… let’s do this together as the American people. We’re all human

    1. @Rishi Lulla I’m a non-party member and a non-Trump voter. Sit down coward. Leftists like you are scared and weak. Always makes me laugh

  4. “a black Christian is like a black person with no f***king memory.” – Chris Rock

    Christianity is what’s wrong with the world.

    1. @justsomeguy The fact that you would put all your faith in Man who is corrupt at the core of his being tells you that life would be miserable day in and day out.

  5. WHY , why slavery had to Happened ? Why they need to be treating that why? .”Why please give me a logical reason for Slavery and racism .”
    What makes them have the rights to treat people that way?

    Please someone Anyone answer me that PLEASE ill wait ill wait Ill be here waiting ‘.

    1. @Tag Grom I said SIN is what enslaves…The LORD does not look upon races of people to see who is worthy and who is not only Mankind does that. The LORD sees the heart of people and that is how he judges people and nations.

    2. @lilly pad ok i understand.
      so For those one that think differently than you & many other that stands with there faith & hopes we’re would they be if not excepting realty on what’s Truth(?)

    3. @lilly pad Well think Our inner thoughts are broken into categories like consciousness, mindfulness, and inner resilience um those inner thoughts typically manifest themselves into either negative self-talk or positive self-talk. I to speak to & also coach so many people who tell me that their biggest obstacle to success is negative self-talk but most of them are Positive. Specially we all don’t have the correct answers but its the accurate ones I seek to know of i ever get them. There so many unknown how truth might works it all depends how sincere a human can be.”

    4. @Tag Grom I appreciate your thoughts, however I believe we are all *Guilty* and only ONE can free us from that guilt and reconcile us to the one who is perfect without spot or blemish and that truth cannot be denied.
      Be blessed….

  6. Exactly right! And, black Americans have never ever been given anything. They’ve earned every freedom they have!

    1. esflxian
      – The USA who was given to Divine Providence that is why ALL people can earn what the LORD has given them. Most countries from African nations to Asian and Middle Eastern Countries will never let people earn what they can because they have not given there nations over to the LORD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

  7. There is no substitute for doing the right thing. Many of the tribes were totally OK with black slavery, so long as the whites left them alone. That did not work out too good, did it? There is no end to human evil.

  8. Here in Virginia under Democrat Governor BLACK FACE and his MASTER ful leadership Black churches are still allowed

  9. Worshipping the Gods of the Oppressors is the ultimate slavery. You were forced to give up the Gods of your Ancestors and true freedom will not happen until there is a return the those Gods!

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