A white Chicago pastor led a prayer of repentance last night in which he said he wanted to “confess on behalf of my white brothers and sisters” for how black lives have been systematically devalued.
Pastor Daniel Hill said, “We repent of the violent acts done in the name of racism. We repent of the apathy that has caused so many of us to sit on the sidelines.”
On CNN this afternoon, he explained to Brooke Baldwin that it’s important to acknowledge the sins carried out by white people against black people over the course of American history. And to this day, he said, society has “created a narrative that black people could be dehumanized” and “devalued.”
Baldwin asked, “Do you risk painting an entire race of people as racist?” Hill said he’s more focused on systematic problems as opposed to whether specific individuals are racist.