“This constrictive concept of ‘religion’ means that social and political problems such as racism — and even the question of how to define and recognize racism — cannot be examined in public in an explicitly Christian framework. The rules of liberal society mean that human suffering and social injustices may only be addressed with the vocabulary of “public reason,” which is regarded as real reason. Real reason, we are told, excludes references to transcendent realities. We can’t refer to the Logos who is the origin of reason or the Triune God who is the source of love and sociality — the very realities that in truth provide adequate grounds for pursuing justice and confronting racism.”
— Ken Myers, on why we cannot adequately address racism without thinking more systemically about liberal notions of freedom and religion.