Devaluing people is contrary to America’s founding principles

If you find it hard to compassionately listen to certain people, that might be because you tend to devalue them. Perhaps, thinking that what people are feeling because of their color, is not worth hearing, is racism. When society devalues people based on color, those people are reminded of it every time they look at their profile picture.

To devalue a color of people makes no sense. It’s like devaluing a cat because of it’s color.

Here’s an observation: Americans are good at emoting about race, but bad at thinking logically about it.

Devaluing any people denies the founding declarations of America, but even the Founding Fathers devalued groups of people. Devalue no one! It’s time to be true to America’s founding principles. All people are indeed created equal. We need to finally overcome the human tendency that wants a group of people to feel superior to.

The idea that color makes one person better than another is a terrible lie. Color is not and never has been a measure of human value. The color standard for determining people’s worth is cruel.

A thought track runs thru history, proclaiming that color sorts people by value. Until it’s openly admitted and boldly renounced as a lie, it will continue to influence our thinking and behavior today. The train of thought that says that color determines human worth is difficult to derail. Because centuries of momentum keep it rolling on, this train of thought isn’t easy to overcome.

From the early days of Colonial America, the color-based thought track was laid that believes that human value is determined by color. That idea to use color as a measure of human value unleashed floods of misinformation and conspiracy against Black people and people of color. Exempting Black people in the USA from citizenship and Constitutional protection was a terrible conspiracy against freedom.

The conspiracy to dehumanize and enslave Black people wasn’t a minor incident. It was a huge part of history that is glossed over.

Centuries of misinformation and conspiracy against Black people was made illegal after the Civil Rights Movement, but it lingers. Cruel things like “redlining” still stick around.

It’s not necessary to devalue a single person in order to feel good about yourself. To devalue anyone because of color is anti-Christian. Learn practical ways to appreciate people of all colors.

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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