Is The Nomination Of Pastor H.B.Charles By The Southern Baptist Convention For Pastor Conference President A Form Of "TOKENISM or ADVANCEMENT??

Reader, good Friday morning to you all, I'm praying everyone has a marvelous and wonderful day on today, let's make it do what it do in Jesus Powerful name.

Tokenism: the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality within a workforce. 

For some members in this organization this move reaps of "TOKENISM", while at the same time it's viewed by others as "ADVANCEMENT," what do you think?  

"Now, five years later, the SBC is taking another step toward racial unity as a popular white pastor from Oklahoma—Brad Graves—voluntarily stepped out of the running for the SBC’s Pastor’s Conference President so H.B. Charles, a black pastor from Florida, can run unopposed. Charles will be the first to serve in this role in SBC’s history."

Facebook: I don't think this gets to the heart of what a lot of leaders have been asking in terms of inclusion in the interest of a Rev. 7 church: release your grip, voluntarily give up a seat so the previously excluded others can sit down. It is Phil. 2:3 in action.


  1. Just like with any other organization, if the underlying system and structure is the same, nothing substantively will change.

  2. Miss Ann,

    There will always be a first black somebody and they are usually the last for a while until the next generation.

    And I agree with Soldier.

    We as a people of a brown skin tone, should ignore the first black "so and so"s. We are at a point where we should acknowledge that we can be accomplished with or without being the first. We hold our own and we should be proud. So when there is a first black somebody somewhere, we should handle it like this is the norm and NOT the exception.

    PS - just don't hold your breath for the 2nd black President of the United States of America. IJS!


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