Morales gets it right when he writes in his article, "the New America" in the Summer, 2010 issue of UU World:
"I have come to believe that the barriers of culture and social class are even more difficult than the barrier of race."
I'm glad that he recognizes this fact, acknowledges it, and articulates it. Jesus also talked a lot about class when He was on earth. Jesus was continually concerned about the poor and He mocked the high and mighty. Jesus continually reminded us that we are all the children of God, Abba.
Jesus was a Universalist. He also was a Unitarian.
It is not than race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religious affiliation are not significant criteria for us, as humans, to use to discriminate in an exclusionary way, but class is by far more important especially in the UU world.
It would do us well to study our classist attitudes as much, if not more, than our racist attitudes.
Thanks to Rev. Peter Morales for pointing this out. You can read the whole brief article by clicking here.