My body has been politicized

My awareness of how my body has been politicized is only apparent to me because of my lived experience; it does not make my body more political, but simply makes the politics of my body apparent. Again, people of color and other minorities are especially in tune with how their bodies have been politicized because of their lived experience. For people with power, whether they are White or men or a member of any dominant group, they need to learn from the lived experience of minorities, and then, in turn, discern how their bodies have been made political, and how that politicization compels them to act politically. It is uncomfortable to become conscious of that. If we are to live in the fullness of who we are in Christ, we must understand the meaning that our skin color is assigned so that we might consciously live beyond it. 

From “Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel” by Jonny Rashid