#25 | Mary Pirosko | Remove "racism and"

Submission 25
Mary Pirosko
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula (Newport News, VA) 8114

What is your suggestion or idea?

I would like to propose that the words “racism and” from the sentence included in the Justice Value. The sentence would then read:

We covenant to dismantle all forms of systemic oppression.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

I believe that by emphasizing racism we weaken our stance on other forms of oppression such as poverty or misogyny.

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?

I have discussed this proposal with a group at our weekly Forum. Some agreed and others did not.


“Racism” represents the UUA’s main priority, and for 25 years they’ve wanted the rest of us to adopt it as our main priority, but we haven’t, and the leaders should give it a rest

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