Putting the 'Quit' in 'Equity'
White evangelicals "have got to be willing to surrender power," Southern Baptist seminary president Danny Akin once helpfully suggested. "Not only do we need to invite ethnic minorities into our room and to have a seat at the table, we even need to be willing to surrender leadership at the table if we’re really going to make progress and really help our brothers and sisters understand we see them on an equal plane with ourselves."
Forbes columnist Jack Kelly agrees, saying bluntly that "to fight systemic racism, CEOs and high-profile professionals should step down and offer their jobs to people of color." As Noah Carl put it in a paper for the National Association of Scholars: "If you’re in favor of more 'diversity,' how come you haven’t resigned?"
And so did this PCA teaching elder. He says he resigned as the senior pastor of his church to make way for "minority voices." Here's hoping more and more pallid Presbyterian progressives will push pause on their performative preening and precipitate the passing of their privileged paychecks.
[Happily, this post is updated regularly.]