Failing at Assimilation and Finding Abundance

by Abby Nitta. Asian American Christian Collaborative, January 28, 2021.

This article shares the personal experience of an Asian American woman as a volunteer in an Evangelical Church. It considers issues of white transparency, white superiority and hospitality.


the experience of non-majority woman and hidden racism in the Church

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Become more competent with hospitality and assimilation by reading and reflecting as a team.
  • Start the conversation with staff about covert racism in the Church.

About the Contributor

Beth McKee

Beth is the Center for Congregation's chief financial officer and director of internal operations. Beth is also an elder and deacon in the Presbyterian church.

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