Reverend William Barber's Seven Sins of Inequality in the U.S.
In his homily, Rev. Barber explains how “bad biology, sick sociology, political pathology, evil economics, corruptible courts, militia madness, and heretical ontology...are the seven sins that under-girded the system of slavery.” Below we outline the ideas that perpetuate each of the seven sins.
Beliefs that perpetuate each of these seven sins are:
"Some folks are just made like this."
"These people cannot exist with us."
"Inequality is the result of individual failure."
"The accumulation of wealth justifies the means."
"We uphold the laws, we do not make them."
"We are patriots. We suppress rebellions."
"The poor will always be with us; God meant it this way."