Give me eyes that deracialize

People can’t be divided
Into superior
Or inferior.
We all struggle
In our interior.

Let’s give the clearance.
There’s no need
To evaluate people
By natural appearance.

See eyes.
Brown, hazel or blue,
Doesn’t matter.
Also skin
Doesn’t show
What’s within.

God give me eyes
That deracialize,
That see
As equal to me.

A colorful face
Or a face
That’s pale,
Learn to see them both
With kindness and grace.

To replace
The human race
With the idea of races
Displaces community
With disunity.

There’s been so much sin
In judging skin.
It’s time we begin
To find love within.

Light skin is
Mere biology,
But a heart full of light
Is true delight!

I deduce:
The racialization of humanity
Created an excuse
To set loose
Much abuse.

America needs the lost art
Of listening with compassion
To other people’s heart.

Instead of reading America’s history of injustice with a skin-color focus, read it with a fairness focus. Then it will look different to you.

Racial differences are a myth. Under the skin we humans are made of the same stuff. Any behavioral differences between people of different skin tones, are cultural, not physiological.

The people who you think are of a different race than you, actually belong to the same human race that you do. Too often we’ve shaded our eyes from the fact that the various skin shades of humanity are as meaningless as the color of our pet.

Racism is like using profanity. It’s often habitual and without an intent to do harm.

Check out: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind. Thank you.

Photo by Yaroslav Shuraev on

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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