Racism & equality can’t coexist

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.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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1 Response to Racism & equality can’t coexist

  1. JEM says:

    I can’t relate to the whole obsession over someone else’s skin color, I don’t get it. Seriously it’s skin color that every seems to want to lose all their marbles over. What does skin color mean other than something beautiful that was created by God. If someone has a problem with what God created and they don’t like it they should take it up with God. If it’s about treating others in an evil or hateful way it has nothing to do with the exterior but everything to do with the dark and sinful heart of the individual(s). Skin color? Seriously, I’m not joking, think about it, really???

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