Jamie Grace Reveals a White Pastor Once Said ‘If I Had Known She Was Black, I Would Not Have Brought Her Here’ as She Calls Out Racism in the Church

Popular Christian singer and YouTube star Jamie Grace has been very vocal about her various encounters with racism while Americans across the nation protest racial injustice. Most recently, she shared her experiences of racism in the church.

“If I had known Jamie Grace was black, I definitely would not have brought her here…” she wrote on social media, revealing that a “white pastor” said this to someone from her team while they were setting up Grace’s photo banner in the lobby of the church.

Grace is one of the few black singers who has had success in Christian contemporary music, whose audiences are predominantly white. She said after a few weeks of posting about racism, it has come to her attention that many of her supporters and friends did not realize racism still existed.

“The quote above represents one of many personal experiences. Sadly, racism is very much thriving in many Christian communities. My question to YOU is, what will you do about it? How will you search your heart to make sure it is clear of discrimination and bias?” she asked.

 

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It has come to my attention that a lot of my friends, peers and followers on social media did not know / do not know that racism still exists. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences to help assist in that area as needed. The quote above represents one of many personal experiences. Sadly, racism is very much thriving in many Christian communities. My question to YOU is, what will you do about it? How will you search your heart to make sure it is clear of discrimination and bias? And if you have checked, and it’s clear, how will hold your community accountable? How will you actively raise anti-racist children? How will you uplift the voices of black men and women beyond a retweet or post on social media? Note: Please don’t comment me an answer to any of these questions. Instead, answer with your actions. Unsure of where to start? If you have the day off of work today, watch “When They See Us” on Netflix. If you have a few hours or even minutes, check the “Live About It” or “Anti-Racism” highlights on my Instagram. If you had the time to read all of this, but are unable to take at least 3 minutes to see or save the resources listed, please consider unfollowing me. I do not share this story to cause shock and awe followed by lack of action. Thank you so much for understanding. 🤎🙏🏽

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“And if you have checked, and it’s clear, how will hold your community accountable? How will you actively raise anti-racist children? How will you uplift the voices of black men and women beyond a retweet or post on social media?” she continued.

Grace encouraged her followers not to respond on social media but rather to actually put their words into action.

“Unsure of where to start? If you have the day off of work today, watch ‘When They See Us’ on Netflix. If you have a few hours or even minutes, check the ‘Live About It’ or ‘Anti-Racism’ highlights on my Instagram,” she instructed.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law