Today's letter is actually a poem from 20-year-old Malcolm London. In "Praise for Black Women," he calls on the church to be more active when it comes to domestic violence and issues a call to men to stop hiding behind silence.
Praise for Black Women by Malcolm London
“marissa I can see the cathedral
behind your eyes, staring a system down
that fails to protect your sanctity
while calling you jezebel…”
“America having the largest prison system
Is domestic violence too…”
“…this is also to the men.
we are silencing.
we cannot be cowards
cannot hide behind rape jokes
or pretend we don’t know men are crucifying
women who are our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, girlfriends, we must hold us
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