Emory University’s Racial Divide?

April 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM 3 comments

MSNBC host Touré founded a student newspaper dedicated to black liberation theology while he was a college student attending Emory University from 1989 to 1992.” [1; emphasis added]

Most know Toure as a somewhat sarcastic host who has his own particular spin to many of today’s social issues.  He rarely hides the fact that he is anti-white.  Then again, within politically correct circles, if you’re black, it is perfectly acceptable to be anti-white because blacks are “victims” and whites were obviously the “aggressors” during slavery in America.  If you’re not a victim under the politics of political correctness and you espouse a view like Toure’s, you are a racist and it’s that cut and dry.  Being a victim has its benefits.

At Emory, Toure created the publication, The Fire This Time.  In it, he heaped praise on blacks who were known to be anti-Semitic and black supremacists.  Under the unwritten code of political correctness, a “victim” has the right to be biased, bigoted, and even racist because they are simply getting their “pay back.”  Instead of dropping anger, it is fomented and excused.

Toure decried the “white school” mentality of Emory and stated, “At a White School like Emory there is a greater potential for higher consciousness and more activism within the black community than at a college.” [2]

Regarding the class division at Emory, Toure once commented, “To walk into the DUC cafeteria at lunch or dinner time is to see each tribe clustered in its respective group with intermingling…Asian students are in one corner, Jewish students are in the middle… White students are largely roped off into their fraternal and sorority… Black students have their own place in this constellation of division, with a community of resources and institutions all their own. The Black tribe is possibly the strongest of all the tribes and Black students who choose not to be a part pay a heavy social price.” [3]
I studied both black liberation and liberation theologies while in graduate school years ago.  Black liberation theology is an offshoot of Liberation Theology that began in South America.  It is a form of the social gospel that attempts to bridge Christianity with the socially poor and underprivileged without necessarily presenting the gospel.  “Black liberation theology focuses on Africans in general and African-Americans in particular being liberated from all forms of bondage and injustice, whether real or perceived, whether social, political, economic, or religious.” [4]

Like all “liberation” theologies, the focus is completely wrong.  Jesus came to seek and save those who were lost.  His primary focus was on the afterlife.  That is infinitely more important than this present life, which is also why Paul and other NT writers simply provided rules for those who were indentured slaves (and Christians) as opposed to speaking out against and trying to tear down slavery.
Jesus repeatedly spoke of a kingdom that was of another dimension.  He died in order that we might have the opportunity to receive eternal life and be free of the corruption of the flesh.  He did not die so that our dreams of a better life here on earth would be fulfilled materially.  Yes, James and others speak about caring for those in physical need, but this should never become the overriding reason we provide for someone.  Our utmost concern should be their spiritual welfare.
No form of liberation theology focuses on spiritual needs primarily.  They all focus on a person’s physical needs.  As Christians, we obviously need to do what we can to alleviate a person’s hunger or sickness.  We should do what we can to provide clothing and shelter for them as well.  We cannot ignore these things while preaching the gospel.  At the same time, liberation theology often ignores the gospel thinking that the only real issue is filling a person’s physical needs.  Much of this is based on the erroneous interpretation of the parable of the sheep and the goats of Matthew 25:31-46 where people appear to be commended for what they did for others.
Salvation frees us from all bondage spiritually.  No form of liberation theology does that.
The other downside to black liberation theology is that “it tends to separate the black and white Christian communities, and this is completely unbiblical. Christ came to earth to unite all who believe in Him in one universal Church, His body, of which He is the head (Ephesians 1:22-23).”

More often than not, liberation theologies simply separate people and incite frustration and anger from one group to another.  Listening to a racist like Toure proves the point.  Toure would call someone like Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson or Allen West a lapdog for the GOP, a “house Negro.”  Yet, these men are intelligent and have removed themselves from the anger that many blacks still harbor toward whites as a group.
The end result of black liberation theology is often racism.  No group is better than another.  All are equal in God’s eyes.  Jesus did not come to present a social gospel.  He came to set us free spiritually.
[1] http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/09/msnbcs-toure-founded-militant-anti-white-student-paper/#ixzz2Q4xS4IwX
[2] Ibid
[3] Ibid
[4] http://www.gotquestions.org/black-liberation-theology.html#ixzz2Q506Ispl
[5] Ibid

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3 Comments

  • 1. kochmachine  |  April 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Dr. Fred,
    Not to be overlooked is the video in between the 2 previews, showing up as just the the link. Not sure why as I spaced the same but would be a shame if it were overlooked. Not sure if you can help there? Anyway please do not miss this Zonation on Toure,

  • 2. kochmachine  |  April 10, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    The videos below exposes the true Toure for what he is from a perspective that cannot be denied…


    • 3. modres  |  April 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      Great videos! Truth is truth, though Toure won’t see it.


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