This is the final post in this series (pt. 1,2,3,4,5). It has been the goal of this series to expose racisms symbiotic relationship to impoverished communities here in the United States. More than that, I have attempted to explore concrete ways for Christian communities to address these gross injustices. To be a Christian is to be on the side of the marginalized. May Christians swiftly and continuously demand that truth and justice be fervently pursued.
In conclusion, those of us who come from a privileged pedigree must acknowledge that we have largely ignored both Hauerwas and Bantum’s sage wisdom concerning the radical mission of the Church to stand in solidarity with the disinherited (see pt. 5). In so doing, we have not only harmed ourselves, but we have also harmed those most identified with Christ. I echo Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s estimation that we have, quite simply, “been silent witnesses of evil deeds.” Bonhoeffer’s poignant lament was not only true in his own context, where Jews were systematically eliminated while Christians looked by the wayside; but it also proves to be true in our context, as privileged Christians ignore the various crises that destroy black and brown communities on a daily basis. Like Martin Luther King Jr., Christians who stand in solidarity with marginalized find themselves crying out, “How long will justice be crucified” and “truth crushed?”
Truth be told, the answer to this question lies directly in scripture as Christ explains to his disciples the very things they allow on earth, God the father will allow. Conversely, the realities they disallow, God will also prohibit (Matt. 18:18). Thus, the duration of injustice will endure as long as Christians who have been given the authority of the Spirit continue to truncate the “greater works” she wishes to complete in them and their communities (Jn 14:12). It is my hope, at the conclusion of this series, that I have offered concrete means of cultivating the sorts of communities that live into the greater works of the Spirit. When the Church listens to and stands with the poor, we participate in these greater works of the Spirit by affirming the poor’s dignity, their lives and the very presence of God within their person.
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Rev Sub edition. (San Francisco, Calif.: Harper One, 2009), 485-486.
Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson, and Kris Shepard. A call to conscience: the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. New York: IPM (Intellectual Properties Management), in association with Warner Books, 2001), 131.
 Art by William Walker, Childhood is Without Prejudice, 1977.