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Catholic Theological Ethics Past, Present, and Future: The Trento Conference
One of the questions I address in my scholarly work is this: What would Catholic theological ethics look like if it took the "Black Experience" seriously as a dialogue partner? To raise the question, however, is to signal the reality of absence, erasure, and "missing" voices. The question is necessary only because the "Black Experience"--the collective story of African American survival and achievement in a hostile, exploitative, and racist environment--and the bodies who are the subjects of this experience have been all too often rendered invisible and therefore "missing" in U.S. Catholic ethical reflection.
Massingale, Bryan, "The Systemic Erasure of the Black/Dark-Skinned Body in Catholic Ethics" (2011). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 180.