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The Ministry & Counsel Committee brought forward a minute on racism developed by their working party on racism. Recognizing that this minute challenges us to confront our own comfortable assumptions, and that it challenges us to act in ways which are not yet clear, Friends adopted the following minute:
Minute on Racism
New England Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends affirms its commitment to becoming an open, affirming, anti-racist Religious Society. Our understanding of racism is that it is a system that accords advantage or disadvantage based on racial identity. Racism is fundamentally inconsistent with the divine guidance that has led our Religious Society to testimonies such as Equality, Peace and Community. We seek divine assistance and the help of other friends of Truth to examine our individual and corporate complicity in racism. We aspire to a more perfect union with the Author of all, who shows no partiality in the diversity of creation.
of us who have grown up with a white identity in