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"A stand-your-ground culture is nothing other than the enactment of whiteness as cherished property. It is the culture that protects the supremacy of whiteness, hence an inexorable cultural expression of whiteness as cherished property— that is, of white supremacy. Stand-your-ground culture spawns its own means, legal and extralegal, to insure that nothing nonwhite intrudes on white space. In other words, stand-your-ground culture protects the rights that come with cherished white property. With this understanding, we can now answer the following question: 'Could Trayvon have stood his ground on that sidewalk?'”    - Key Brown Douglas ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 42)


"The black body that was once marked as chattel is now marked as criminal."    - Kelly Brown Douglas ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 74)


"The construction of whiteness as cherished property is the advent of the ideology of white supremacy."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 38)


"What word does Christianity have to offer for those of us who live with our backs constantly against the walls of white supremacist heterosexist patriarchal ableist capitalism?"    - CHANEQUA WALKER-BARNES ; Why I Gave Up Church; Bearings Online. October 12, 2017


"The Pilgrims and Puritans fled from the Church of England to build a religious institution more befitting Anglo-Saxon virtue and freedom. They considered themselves the Anglo-Saxon remnant that was continuing a divine mission."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 6)


"The English considered themselves the descendants of the Germanic tribes identified by Tacitus."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 5)


"Romanticism cultivated a reverence for the individual. It eschewed the Enlightenment focus on universals for a focus on particularities. The romantic movement highlighted the differences, as opposed to the similarities, between peoples."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 16)


"The Anglo-Saxon myth came to America through these radical English reformers. In transporting this myth across the Atlantic they actually imported the cornerstone for stand-your-ground culture. This myth was the essential piece in the construction of America's exceptional identity. The religious reformers were the ones who guaranteed this myth a decisive role in defining that identity."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 6)


"For Jefferson and Franklin, this religious narrative was not about Christianity. It was about the sacred nature of Anglo-Saxonism. It would become known as American civil religion. If Jefferson's and Franklin's expressions of America's religious canopy were sectarian, they were sectarian in terms of race, not religion. In many respects, Anglo-Saxonism was their religion."    - Kelly Douglas Brown ; Stand Your Ground; Black Bodies and the Justice of God (p. 11)


"We must recognize the intersecting realities of all of these, that [misogyny, heterosexism, and homophobia] are all a part of a social political narrative of power. That is they are all a part of the white, patriarchal, imperialistic, capitalistic power. Misogyny, heterosexism, and homophobia are secreted by that narrative, and they feed the agenda of white, male hegemony.  In as much as non-white, non-male, non-heterosexual persons can be effectively marginalized, can be set against one another, and in as much as marginalized communities marginalize and oppress one another, well then. The white, male agenda of oppressive power has been served."    - Rev Dr. Kelly Brown Douglass ; Eradicating the Misogyny, Heterosexism, and Homophobia in Black Communities


"Until we can see the cross and the lynching tree together, until we can identify Christ with a 'recrucified' black body hanging from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy."    - James H. Cone ; The Cross and the Lynching Tree


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