Chick-fil-A’s CEO Asks White Christians To Repent Of Racism
Chick-fil-A’s CEO urged white Christians that they should repent for racism and fight for their black brothers and sisters,after weeks of protests over police brutality and the death of Rayshard Brooks.
Cathy spoke about racism in America during a 70-minute roundtable discussion Sunday at Passion City Church in Atlanta. He said,“Most of us, white people, we're out-of-sight-out-of-mind oblivious to it. We cannot let this moment pass.”
Cathy said,“About a dozen Chick-fil-A restaurants vandalized in the last week, but my plea would be for the white people, rather than point fingers at that kind of criminal effort, would be to see the level of frustration and exasperation and almost the sense of hopelessness that exists on some of those activists within the African-American community.”
He started having conversations with employees and realized even at its corporate office there was "conscious and unconscious biases" that made black team members feel like they weren't "treated with honor, dignity and respect.”
Cathy also said,"Our silence is so huge at this time. We cannot be silent. Somebody has to fight and God has so blessed our city, but it’s shameful how we let things get so out of whack.”
He notedwhite people should shine black peoples’ shoes to show a “sense of shame” and “embarrassment” for racism.