Race In My World Part 2
Don’t read this until you have read part 1.
So what is the point of this post? Let us ALL expand our MINDS and INTELLECT. How do we as people of America live the dream of Dr. MLK Jr? Is the dream to keep talking about race and our differences? To be unique and yet equal? To all be blended into 1 color with no uniqueness? What is God’s idea of the dream? How does end-time prophesy from the Bible relate to the racial status in America?
I want every race to be equal in compensation, educational opportunity, social status, and every other category. The question that I struggle with is what does that look like. I think there is richness in every culture and to melt everyone into one pot would be bland and boring. Being equal doesn’t mean we all look the same, talk the same, think the same.
My opinion is that true equality comes through the love of God and the direction of our leadership. We must ‘walk out’ the love of God on a daily basis. That means standing up for those are suffering injustice.
Ok, ok, we probably agree on all that. Let’s talk about something more edgy…
Stereotyping races is extremely dangerous. Whether you are lumping all Whites together, Hispanics, Asians, Blacks, etc. I find it very difficult to stay open minded about race relations when someone from another race lumps you into an unfair stereotype. Watch this video and then continue reading…
I felt like the prayer from Rev Lowery was great until the last line. Of course, he wasn’t supposed to be talking to me. However, I can’t help but think he wanted us all to hear, or He wouldn’t have used the microphone. The last few lines were comical. However, they took a dig at several races. The final line lumped all whites into doing the wrong thing. Help whites ’embrace what is right’. Am I reading too much into this? After listening to the prayer, I remember thinking, “Hey, I’m white and I am embracing what is right.” He didn’t specify certain groups of white and he did not insinuate that other races embraced what was wrong. Ok, I will say it…. it sounded discriminatory and stereotypical.
I don’t feel like we all should have to walk on egg shells, but at the same time I think there should be accountability for all races to speak accurately and on the same standard as others.