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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Racism: Yep, It Still Exists... So What Are We Going to Do About It?

There are occurrences and signs that show that racial discrimination is still very prevalent. Someone recently sent me an article that talked about the hidden venom in America that continues to creep silently behind the scenes. Perhaps you could blame it on my stubborn optimism, but I am of the thought that this presents an amazing opportunity for us as a people (all races and ethnic backgrounds included) to make a choice not to repeat the negative aspects of history all over again. 
Every culture has unique aspects/gifts that other cultures can appreciate and benefit from. It is up to us to educate ourselves on who we are as a people (on both our individual heritages and the beautiful heritages of other peoples). We can't leave this responsibility solely on the shoulders of academia. Of course I know a blog post can't cure racism, but maybe it will spark a conversation that will lead to multiple conversations that inspires action in someone(s) brave enough to lead change. One thing is for sure, we will get bit in our collective butt again by this poisonous snake if we choose to ignore it and act like it's not still happening. Just my thoughts on the matter...

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,for you are all one in Christ Jesus. -Galatians 3:26-28

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