Good skin / bad skin idea (Will evaluation by skin color ever end?)

The world
We’re born in
Too often labels us
By the melatonin
In the skin
We’re wrapped in.

Society has trained us to view people whose skin doesn’t match ours as mentally and emotionally different than us. That’s a lie. Noticing someone’s skin color has never been a problem but looking down on people’s skin color has released much cruelty.

Good skin color / bad skin color is a terrible game that people have played arrogantly for centuries, but it’s totally irrational. Attempts to define, confine, and consign people to an inferior status because of their skin color have caused immeasurable suffering

People enjoy connecting with their pets (no matter the color). Let’s try that with each other. We seldom evaluate the quality of things or animals by their color, so why do we do that with fellow members of the human race?

Categorizing humans by color was originally begun as an excuse to abuse and traffic people. Now it’s time to cancel the categories.

Sorting people by color is pretty nutty. If we would stop classifying people by race, it would make racism much more difficult.

We talk about White voters and Black voters. But nobody talks about Blue-eyed and Brown-eyed voters. If we can’t notice and appreciate people’s color without evaluating them by it, that’s racism.

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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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