Instead of saying, “I’m not a racist,” perhaps we should be saying, “I’m against profiling people by their skin color.”
The “supremacy” or dominance of one race over another can only be maintained by brutality and cruelty. Most people want to remember the parts of their nation’s past that produce pride but forget the parts that cry out for repentance.
Behavior tells who a person is. Skin color doesn’t. Beware of people’s actions, not their complexion.
How can we have true racial equality in the present if past racial cruelty and injustice isn’t exposed and acknowledged as evil? Some people want to forget America’s past racial injustice, but want to keep statues celebrating men who defended that injustice.
That people subscribed significance and hierarchy to skin color, using it to justify cruelty and abuse, is a great tragedy of history. When Africans were labeled inferior and enslaved in the American colonies, it launched centuries of white supremacy.
The false belief that one skin color is somehow better or preferable to another, has produced much pain on our planet! It’s hard to live in a culture that strongly supported white supremacy for centuries and be completely uninfluenced by it.
When words are wielded as weapons they wreak much pain, but truth spoken in humility and love brings healing.
When hearts are full of love and kindness, people are warmly embraced, regardless of their race, ethnicity, politics, or income. When love saturates your heart, differences between people diminish in importance.
To step out from behind the wall of unkindness that protects you from those who look or see differently than you do, takes courage.
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Kindly be kind
And you will find
Others will kindly
Be kind to you!