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Evangelical Pastor Explains What He Sees As The Root Of Racism

Evangelical pastor Carl Lentz is taking white Americans to task for getting “defensive” when it comes to addressing racism. In a recent conversation with Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday, the television star asked Lentz what he sees as the “root of racism.” The pastor responded, simply: “Ignorance.” “Ignorance is a lack of information, which creates insecurity; insecurity creates defensiveness, and defensiveness creates attack,” Lentz, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church NYC, told Oprah.
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