Researching Benjamin May’s Theology on Democracy and Race Relations

As I continue to read Benjamin E. Mays’ theology on Christian social responsibility, democracy, and race relations, allow me to share with you what he wrote about the devastating (psychological) effects of racial segregation on Black Youths:

“The segregated system with its inevitable consequences of inequality has warped the minds and spirits of thousands of Negro youths. They either grow to manhood accepting the system, in which case they aspire to limited racial standards; or they grow up with bitterness in their minds. It is the rare Negro child who comes through perfectly. A normal and poised under the segregated system.” —Benjamin E. Mays, “Improving the Morale of Negro Children and Youth” (1950)

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