Terry Wiles I think Bradley does a great job of explaining the bridge that is possible in his work Liberating Black Theology. Cone started his ideology by developing his thoughts on King and Malcolm’s theologies. He felt there was no answer to the atrocities he faced. He wanted the fire of Malcolm and the heart of King. Bradley points out how our views have changed culturally and the possibilities of bridging theologies now exist. I think it starts by understanding the God of the oppressed.

We see the same issue cone faced still facing us today. The me too movement is a reminder of it. Black women felt disrespected and left out by cone so they created the womanist movement which is vastly different than feminism. Today we are facing the same issues of the 70’s with black women in our community and churches.

Until we value the least among us our desire for unity will never be achieved. Who is our neighbor. We focus on the Good Samaritan when we could reasonably argue that the neighbor ethic was found in the man who was injured. My disappointment is that my theological focus was/is on homiletics in a black liberation/prophetic context and after countless hours of research I realize your last paragraph just may be the truth. We may never get there.