When the Rev. Stephen Kendrick talks about “our original sin,” he isn’t referring to the biblical story of Adam and Eve.
Rather, he’s referring to the great injustice of school segregation in America.
“Our tortured history, our original sin, ultimately, is our chronic inability to step up and just simply let children be educated together,” he says.
School segregation, and the fight for racial equality in the school system from the 19th century to the present, is the subject of a panel talk at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blackman Auditorium on Northeastern’s Boston campus.
Part of the university’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom series, “Racial Inequality and Struggle for Equity in the Boston Public School System,” is free, open to the public and available via live stream.