All of this was, very ironically, good evidence of my point: The ensuing debate makes uncomfortable watching.
We even have a black brother, Samuel Herd, now sitting on the Governing Body! I will attempt to catalogue some of the more offensive quotes in this article. There is a reason the Society chooses to ignore their murky past when it comes to racial bigotry.
Put simply, the Watch Tower Society claims that Jesus Christ selected the Bible Students, led by Russell and Rutherford respectively, as representatives of his earthly organization in It seems inconceivable that Jesus Christ would recruit such a narrow-minded organization to represent him based on what they were writing at the time on matters of race.
That is why the modern-day Society chooses to withhold this information, and instead points the finger at other religions for their racially bigoted histories. It seems that Russell was quite picky when it came to who could serve in this privileged capacity on behalf of the Society.
This was the printed response: Once his skin was completely white, he returned to his former church, and had a hard time convincing the members of his identity.
Perhaps you have too. However, Russell was apparently so obsessed by the idea of black people becoming white that he would leap on any related report as evidence that this might happen on a grander scale in the future.
What was so wrong for him about their original color? I suppose only Russell knew that answer. However, Russell was the chief editor and would have checked each article personally before approving it for print.
In Januaryduring a screening of the Photodrama of Creation at The Temple, West 63rd Street, a number of negro audience members were segregated from their white counterparts and made to sit separately on the balcony of the auditorium. Might it be because the leaders were racists themselves?
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These would have been my honest questions. It seems that, as respects this incident, everything boiled down to humility.
The writer attempts to commend the black readership for its perceived humble roots, irrespective of the despicable circumstances under which these were ostensibly forged.
Thereafter, under somewhat controversial circumstances, Rutherford succeeded in seizing control of the Watch Tower Society. This is what the Master found when his inspection began. The Lord Jesus was pleased, and in he pronounced that faithful approved slave class happy.
Since the Master was now a heavenly King, why, then, his earthly belongings became even more precious.
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Race issues are so fundamental in the world. For an example, some Americans believe that race is the primary determinant of human abilities and capacities. In fact, such individuals respond to people-of-colour because of race. Most Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the Watch Tower Society is completely beyond reproach when it comes to issues surrounding racism and racial equality.
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Institutional racism is also racism by individuals or informal social groups, governed by behavioral norms that support racist thinking and foment active racism. It is reflected in disparities regarding wealth, income, criminal justice, employment, housing.