It’s difficult to treat people as equals if you don’t fully and completely believe that they are. It takes courage to admit that you might be wrong, especially when you’re convinced that you’re right.
What’s the matter with race? The concept was developed to legitimize the enslavement of people with darker skin. I believe that skin color means no more than eye color–that it’s decorative, not definitive.
To be great,
Close your heart’s gate
To all forms of hate.
People who are oblivious to racism think it’s crazy to talk about it. You can’t care about people’s plight if you don’t know what they’re going thru. To learn what they’re going thru, ask them, then listen.
It’s hard to deny institutional racism when you listen with an open heart to people who have experienced it. It’s easy to be unaware of systemic racism when it’s not part of a person’s daily experience, but hard to ignore it when it is.
Silence about injustice is cooperation with evil. The Bible calls Christians to “speak the truth in love.” The Bible also says, “Consider others better than yourself.” If we all did that, both racism and violence would disappear.
Search for my timely book: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Kind to Color-Blind.