Is this racism?

Racism? A few days ago I was having a conversation with a white woman. When several young black guys walked by, she said, “They make me uncomfortable.” I asked, “Who? “She said, “They might grab my purse.” I said, “Anybody could do that.”

Racism is often so simple that we think it doesn’t exist. When black lives really matter, we will want to know more about the way black people were treated in our history.

Human trafficking (slavery) was, is, and always will be a terrible evil. Reading the fuller story of history shows me that people who actively engaged in human trafficking don’t deserve to be honored with statues.

If you only want to know the parts of history that make you feel good about your country, you’ll miss many facts. For example: “All men are created equal,” has too often been a “Declaration” ignored. We have a Creator and we are all peers.

Too many lies about race have passed into history and are accepted today as truth. History can’t be changed, but hidden, ignored, and/or twisted history can be honestly revealed. I’ve been trying to find the truth about race.

If you’re not racist
There’s no need
To say so.
It will show
Wherever you go (or refuse to go).

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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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