Filmmaker JEREMIAH CAMARA: [Christians] have to realize that nobody made them special. Once we have that conversation, we can start to mend other fences. There’s no God that smiled upon you.
Here in Cincinnati, I was at a restaurant. In this restaurant, there was this huge mural with a white Moses and white biblical characters. You might have a conversation, like Dr. D’Angelo said about removing federal monuments. But the fact that you’re not having a conversation about removing white religious iconography in this country…we’re not ready.
My first date with my wife, we went to a place here called Eden Park. A lot of black people take their dates there. Look behind you, there’s a huge white Jesus in the background. Everywhere you go, churches, hospitals, gas stations, Wal-Mart. And I tell people every day Jesus is white. Jeremiah, wait a minute. Why is that? Well, because he’s white in Wal-Mart.