Has anyone ever look at the demographic information of American Christians in Pew Research? I just find it interesting that Evangelical Protestants (76% white) and historically black Protestants both have a majority that believe in the importance of literal interpretation of the Bible (55% for Evangelical Protestants and 59% for black Protestants). Yet, these two groups of Protestant Christians in America seem have divergent political views.
It seems to me that our long history of racism in America has created different life experiences between white Evangelical Protestants and black Protestants, especially in the way racism impacts the lives of black Americans, making them see the world in different ways.
I am a Evangelical of Vietnamese background. My Evangelical Vietnamese church is conservative and ethnically homogeneous, although my church have some white members and visitors. Racism is usually not talked about in my church, and I think part of the reason is that East Asians are generally treated better because they are seen as the “model minority”. I know that some East Asian Americans adopt this belief and perceived themselves to be better than other minorities (my dad kind of imbibed this view, and I once got into an argument with him). I imagine a lot of the older folks in my church have similar views to my dad, but the younger folks are somewhat more socially conscious.