|Let's look at the facts and
logic in the UMC leadership's perception of the race issue:
An excerpt from today's UMNS story.
Question: Has the UMC system for diversity gone awry? Has someone miscalculated? Has the system now caused discrimination against whites or against men?
Why are there now 30% African American bishops in a country with about half that percentage of African Americans in the general population, and in a denomination that has less than 5% African Americans?
Also, the way I see it, many of the minority groups are under-represented, and I wonder if the African Americans are being favored (simply based on the numbers above) over the other minority groups.
I ask this question in all seriousness: Does the UMC have to continually measure these statistics to ensure that some certain percentages are achieved, and now in the current situation, does the UMC have to "shut off" access to the episcopacy to African Americans, so as not to loose the wonderful diversity being sought? (after all, if there were only 20% white males in the episcopacy, wouldn't that situation be considered as "out of whack" with the UMC number counting games?)
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