Guest Column

Listening, and learning how to be an antiracist

By , Guest Columnist Updated: June 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: June 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Steve Montgomery
Guest Columnist

Steve Montgomery

Steve Montgomery was ordained in 1980 and became senior pastor at  Idlewild Presbyterian Church in 2000 after serving churches in Appalachia and Atlanta. He retired from Idlewild  in 2019. 

There is such a thing as white privilege, no matter the circumstances in which we were raised. My father was raised in dire poverty. And yet he was the first to admit that color never kept him back. He never feared for his life just for being white. He was never denied a bank loan. He was admitted to the University of Texas at a time when blacks were not allowed to enroll.


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