From one person and one blood God created
every human nation to live on the whole earth.
In God's infinite and unfathomable
wisdom... He created and fashioned
each of us.
God is All...
and in all.
Whether one is rich or poor, in God's eyes, we
all stand as equals. We are God's creation...
enmeshed by our beautiful differences and design.
God loves us all and is under no illusion about
who we are, where we have been, what we have
done, what we have acquired or our race. God
views us as His highly valued treasure! If we exist,
we have value and worth and are beautiful in the
eyes of God.
We are all one image... originated
from the same blueprint!
God created the world and everything in it,
and God made every nation of men from
God's sovereignty is not limited to a single nation or
certain people. God's love extends far beyond imaginary
man-made barriers and worldly designations, i.e., race,
tribe, creed, color, gender, language, age, culture,
disability, political beliefs, educational background,
or socio-economic differences, experiences, or realities.
God is the Lord of all the world,
and God is the Creator of all.
Impartiality is an attribute of God.
Though diverse in many ways, we
are one in God.
God created us all, and God sees
each of us as precious, valuable
and of equal worth.
God teaches us in the Scriptures that...
the human race is one.
We are indisputably different, but the same.
God has created for us... a rich and blessed
Diversity reflects the Kingdom
The Kingdom of God reflects an inherent and
God-given diversity. As we look around, we
see the beauty and awesome creativity of God.
This beauty is revealed all throughout creation.
Creation is a multitude of colorful and diverse
cultural expressions. We are a people from every
tribe and tongue and nation, colorful and diverse.
May we embrace the common thread that weaves the
complex tapestry of all life together.
The Bible reminds us that there will be "A great
multitude, which no one could count" in heaven, and that
these people will be "From every nation and all tribes and
peoples and tongues."
God is absolutely and totally impartial.
Since God doesn’t show partiality,
we should refrain from partiality ourselves.
Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all
people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling
us that no one is insignificant. Every single person is
important, vital, and valuable to God.
God designed us: to love, to care, to build up, to share, to
be gracious, and grateful. This is a great benefit to all
mankind. To do the opposite is a disservice to all.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. If we are merciful,
we will lovingly seek the highest good of all people.
Does God favor one person or group over another?
None of us were made apart from the creational
blessedness and wonderful design of Almighty God,
Who knitted us together and formed our innermost
parts in our mother's womb.
Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us
No race is better or worse than
Scriptures are concerned, there are many
nationalities, but there is only one race...
the human race.
The inalienability of diversity professes the validity
of a multitude of cultural expressions.
Humanity’s failure to honor the differences of others,
care for one another in their particular struggles, and
empathize with their experiences stems from our
fallen and unrighteous nature and an attempt to
live in defiance of God.
Race relations, especially between blacks, browns,
and whites have long been a serious problem in the
Racism is a sin against God.
The fallen human heart assumes the worst about
people. It is fueled by recycled prejudices,
subliminal and sometimes blatant false and
negative stereotypes, white supremacy, misguided
convictions, antagonism directed against people
of a different race, and plain old animosity.
Antagonism toward people of another color,
language, or ethnic background is antagonism
toward God Himself.
God does not show partiality
or favoritism and neither
(Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9)
contextualized expressions, so should we.
“But a man must examine himself”
1 Corinthians 11:28
Turn within, identify and shut down that vile
inner voice that is giving you malicious notions.
If you are listening to anything but God, then it
is not right. The moment you realize the voice
you're hearing is not God... it's Satan.
Satan, the deceiver and father of lies, will do
anything to destroy your soul and have you
join him in the dreadful, unending punishment
God needs to be your motivating
factor, at every turn in life.
Racism today isn’t the racism that our ancestors or
even the older generations experienced, but it is still
very much so a problem... it's just warmed over
Some toxic people love dusting others with
their poison. Sometimes, it is more like drowning
people in their bigotry. Some have made it their
life's mission to go down into the most devilish
parts of themselves in order to create and sow
seeds of hurt, hatred, pain, hostility,and hardships
for others, based solely on race.
There are those who make disparaging remarks.
They sow egregious, deep-seated, mean-spirited
ill-will towards certain individuals and groups.
Some claim to have certain moral beliefs, but
their behavior doesn't match those beliefs.
Toxic people use political beliefs or passions of
any kind as a platform to express their intense
hostility, false claims (meant to create doubt and
confusion), and intolerance towards others. They
are notorious for sowing doubt, twisting the
story, changing the way things happened
and retelling lies so convincingly that they’ll
believe their own nonsense.
Their dogmatism and practice of arousing hatred,
inciting prejudice or hostility against people or
groups, and mistreating others because of their
race... is beyond any reasonable credulity and
completely contradictory with the message
Genesis 1:26 says that human beings are created
in the image of God. The image of God describes
the calling or spiritual traits of human beings as
God’s agents and representatives in creation.
Favoritism and partiality are not from God.
Partiality and favoritism are both inconsistent
with the character of God.
The Greek word for partiality means
“to make unjust distinctions between people by
treating one person better than another.”
A person's physical appearance, gender, possessions,
skills, intelligence level, or even religious affiliation
do not determine his or her value. Treating people
differently based on things like their ethnicity,
social status, or wealth is wrong.
The idea of difference, worldly isms, and class
privilege are interlocking systems of oppression.
They appear to be natural; however, they are, in
fact, socially constructed and are used to
rationalize inequality and all kinds of isms.
To say that humans are in the image of God is to
recognize the special qualities of human nature
which allows God to be made manifest in humans.
God made every nation of the human race, that they
should inhabit the whole earth".
God didn’t discriminate in His design. He didn’t
create one human being greater than the other. We
are all image bearers, and regardless of race, tribe,
creed, color, class, religion, language, age, culture,
disability, political beliefs, educational backgrounds,
or socioeconomic differences, experiences, or
realities... we are all in need of God's saving grace.
On the authority of Jesus, we are responsible for
loving everyone... even people we have been
brought up to loathe.
In Christ, the things that would ordinarily segregate
us are interwoven into a single exquisite tapestry.
Things like race, gender, and class are no longer
encumbrances to solidarity. They are what makes
our oneness so beautiful.
Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for
race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,
age, culture, disability, political beliefs, educational
backgrounds, or socioeconomic differences, experiences,
"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and
language and people and nation."
Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers to
dictate His relationships with people.
Jesus was criticized for His actions,
but what prophet ever lived without
"The body is a unit, though it is made up of
many parts . . . so it is with Christ"
(1 Corinthians 12:12).
In Revelations, John describes the vision he
received of a glorified church:
"After this I looked, and there before me was
a great multitude that no one could count, from
every nation, tribe, people and language, standing
before the throne and before the Lamb."
It’s paramount to notice that this
multitude of worshipers did not
blend, exclusively, into one
God showed Peter that...
"No race is better than any
Let us grasp that profound
For anyone to think, believe or act in
any way smug and superior to another,
based on the color of one's skin or
birthplace... is not only shallow, but
they commit the sin of racism.
God knows our frame; He is mindful that
we are but dust.
Racism begins by regarding people of another
race as insignificant, i.e., lacking any individual
identity worthy of consideration. When racists
strip others of their individual identity, that
means they have dehumanized them.
Dehumanization has fueled innumerable acts of
violence, human rights violations, war crimes,
and genocides like slavery. It involves taking
away all human qualities of the victim and
reducing the victim to sub-human, in the eyes
of the perpetrator.
Making others seem less than human and
less civilized makes it easy to commit acts
of violence towards other people. It is the
dehumanization aspect of racism that leads
racists to do demoralizing things to others.
Two ways people commit violence is through
moral disengagement and dehumanization.
Both are associated with hate crimes and war.
Some people will go against their own moral
compass because of peer pressure and lack of
self-control. People who disengage their morals
don't take personal responsibility for the harm
they cause others. Dehumanization and moral
disengagement are learned behaviors.
Every act or thought that treats a person as
"less than" human is an act of dehumanization,
and it clearly and painfully explains man's
inhumanity to man.
Racism implies the denial of a person’s
humanity. Throughout history, racism has
given the thumbs up for all sorts of inhumane
Racist crimes against humanity can be as trivial
as snubs that indicate “You mean nothing to me”
and as profound as the crime of genocide,
a deliberate and coordinated plan with
the intent to systematically destroy, in
whole or in part, the existence of national,
racial, religious and/or social groups.
The driving force of racism is self-justification.
Justification has to do with a person proving that
they have significance in this world.
The biggest transformations take place when
we are free from the need to justify ourselves.
To turn inwardly and self-reflect could open one
to the possibility of being wrong and righting it.
Most people understand that racism is wrong. We
are more alike than different. So, why continue
to carry the heavy and burdensome baggage of
racism, injustice and prejudice?
Regardless of whether we are conscious of it or not,
we are all interconnected, living the human
experience, breathing the same air, and eating food
grown out of mother earth... and
no matter how far away we live... every one of us are
literally sharing her.
Our deep-seated aversions to different races, tribes, colors,
genders, languages, cultures, etc., may actually be our
response to fear that those qualities we see in others... also
have existence in us.
The continuance of racism is a brutal threat
for America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had
an audacious, transformative vision that would end
racism in America. His vision came from very deep
convictions that everyone, regardless of race
creed or color would realize freedom ringing in
and through their hearts, minds, nation and world.
We are quickly approaching 6 decades since the
1963 March on Washington; yet, many still lack
the understanding about how to treat one
another fairly and with kindness.
Instead of judging... why not consider uplifting
one another. Let us be swift to carefully listen...
allowing the person to complete their story. Jesus was
quick to pay attention so that He could really
Let us listen with our hearts so that we may also
hear what is not being said. When we are slow to
speak, we are able to walk through the experience
of another's life. The Scriptures encourage us to be
quick to hear and slow to speak. As we speak...
let us speak with honesty, and act with
integrity. A good listener gets to know things.
One of the purposes of the United States
Constitution, as stated in its preamble is to
"establish justice. To provide every individual
in this country with equal rights before the law,
without penalty or favoritism.
For many African Americans, our great
country has failed to achieve that goal. On paper,
the Constitution, says that it protects justice for all
citizens in the United States.
There are obvious, shameless instances of
inequity, for people with money, power, and/or
position. They are acquiring more advantaged
treatment, under the law, than the indigent,
the outcast, or the obscure.
"One nation under God, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all"... this pledge of
allegiance asserts that our nation is where
every human being, regardless of race,
color, creed, sex, or social standing receives
fair and equal treatment. For many African
Americans, equal justice for all is a law and
an ideal our country has, unfortunately,
failed to live up to.
African Americans are being bombarded by
continued brutal incidents which are
painful, appalling, disgusting, and
heartbreaking reminders that racism,
hatred, animosity and injustice remains
a very serious challenge, for the land
of the free, where on paper, there is
justice for all.
How shameful to see America still
deprived of justice and equality for all.
We cannot stand by and be complicit to... or complacent
2 Chronicles 7:14 reminds us:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will
forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Research supports the idea that many are turning
a blind eye and are refusing to challenge this brutal,
inhumane status quo which deprives African Americans
of justice and equality.
Most would agree, we can no longer deny the
realities of implicit bias and systemic racism
anywhere in this world! Systemic racism,
as quiet as it is kept, affects those who reap
the benefits and those who suffer the atrocities.
So much has to change. Mistreating people of
a particular race is racism. Using tactics like
intimidation and threats when blacks are seeking
to exercise their rights is devilish.
Most perpetrators consider themselves to be
racially superior and others... inferior.
How can one say that they love God and
treat people, who were made in God's image,
with such disdain?
God makes it clear, in His Word, that no man
is superior to another. The Scriptures do not
condone, but actually condemns this kind of
Humans fall short when we take the view of the narrow
minded and give in to stereotyping.
Many black people and white people have profoundly
different views on race and inequality. Many African
Americans have experienced being treated like they
were suspicious or not smart and have experienced
discrimination at a much higher rate than whites.
Whites are less likely than blacks to perceive unequal
Many blacks have experienced unfair treatment with
police, the criminal justice system, when applying for
loans and/or mortgages, as well as in stores and
restaurants. They know all too well what it is like to be
Now is the time to rise above all destructive and
It doesn’t take rocket science to
sense that the soul of America
is critically wounded.
We are now witnessing the painful wounds of
COVID-19, systemic racism and other systemic
failures. We are hearing of natural and
man-made disasters, injustices, inequalities,
police brutality, hatred, senseless incarcerations,
endless malicious, ruthless, cunning, cruel, controlling
and deceitful lies and divisiveness trickling from
the top rungs of democracy, from disingenuous,
self-aggrandizing elected officials who are out of
touch with their moral compass and displaying
very immature shameless, cult-like alternative
realities... all of which is a threat to American
Some are putting political ambition and chaos
above democracy. These wicked and deeply
hurtful ills have been and are very damaging
to the soul of our great country.
Satan, the antagonist, loves to see others in shambles,
distracted, uncertain, and at the edge of the cliff. He has
had a field day performing just about every ugly deed he
could in order to traumatize our land and perplex our
souls... thus, leaving America in a very fragile state of
The issues of racism cannot be healed by denying
that blacks and browns are not systematically
disadvantaged or painting racism with a broad
racist brush and then saying racism doesn't exist.
Racism is real, and it is a major problem we can
no longer ignore. To ignore the pink elephant
in the room is much like putting a bandaid on a
racism is acknowledging its existence.
There are inborn, ingrained inequities in American
society, including inequalities in housing, education,
healthcare and the issues of mass incarceration and over-
representation of African Americans in the prison system.
There are many deeply rooted and unaddressed
inequalities within American institutions, which the
Coronavirus pandemic further exposed.
much needed discussions addressing structural racism,
racially driven assumptions, prejudice, discrimination,
diversity, divisive behaviors that destroy communities,
or just pointing out that these societal ills exists
makes some people uncomfortable.
But discomfort pales in comparison to the lingering
economic disparities, psychological and many other
structured ills of racial inequities African Americans
are faced with, in some form... on a regular basis.
Let’s face it, prejudices and systemic racism are built
into our nation's history and they run deeply.
We cannot silence truth.
The truth brings great
benefits.The truth will
get us unstuck and
set us free!
There has been a long legacy of dehumanizing
hatred that we need to acknowledge and carefully
consider. Being open and honest requires great
risk, but also reaps great reward.
all of us, as God's offspring, need from God, others,
The journey of humanity is far more
diverse and beneficial than many ever
imagined. The further back we venture,
the more clarity and appreciation we
have regarding righteous human
relations and resolutions for the
problems with which we are now
Throughout history, racism has been a very blatant
and pertinent issue. Racism's roots are deep. Some of
the most powerful forces that shaped history were
lies people made up about events that never happened
with the intention to deceive and lead others to accept
those lies as truth. These disingenuous accounts have
undermined democracy and threatened reality.
African history can provide us with many insights
and astounding discoveries of strong, faithful and
fearless people who contributed greatly to our world
and have provided strong and sound shoulders for us
all to stand on.
When we know our true history and can focus on
the good and valuable contributions to society that
Africans made, historically, and continue to make...
we can draw from those cultural differences and
gain much needed insight and clarify many hidden
History helps us to better
understand many of our
present day issues and why
things are the way they are.
Africa, the Motherland, is where
human life started. Africa is the
cradle of the human race.
Africans were the most industrious and advanced
race on earth. Egypt was the first of many great
African civilizations. It lasted thousands of years
and attained many noble and astonishing successes
in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine,
technology and the arts.
Egyptian civilization was already over 2000
years old when the city of Rome was built.
Did you know that in the 14th century, the city of
Timbuktu, in West Africa, was five times larger
than the city of London and was the richest city in
Today, Timbuktu is 236 times smaller than
Our historical texts are based on deliberate
stereotypical tales where facts are distorted to make
the narrative more compelling and make some
more admired. All are liable of grave inaccuracies.
These deliberate lies caused much suffering and
thousands of deaths. There are countless distorted
narratives where the invasion of Africa and the
presence of Africans are covertly twisted, distorted,
overlooked and/or omitted.
Those who turn a blind eye and bend reality to
selfishly suit their desires and personal preferences
go to extreme measures to cover up the misdeeds
and the uncomfortable truths about the pains of the
past. Many are very well aware of how some of the
myths have purposely made one racial group appear
to be more progressive than others. Many of the
distorted accounts have destroyed the lives of
thousands of Africans and African American
For over 400 years, white supremacy has exploited
humanity and plundered the planet.
Why are we not honestly and openly speaking out
about the enduring power of white racism?
Are some people fearful that the atrocities,
tragedies and many pitfalls they created in the
lives of others... will be their fate?
*African Americans built this country for free...
and are depicted as lazy.
*Slaves did all of the field work, building,
nursing, cleaning, cooking, etc., yet, they are
depicted as lethargic, sleeping the day away,
There are sizable holes in the
narratives of history.
Some believe if they tell a lie loud enough and
often enough, people will accept it as truth.
Some have purposely endeavored to destroy
historic relics preserved from humankind's
earliest era just to support their creatively
Erasing history is a dangerous path because it
means that the truth becomes something
malleable. History has been constructed
instead of recorded.
Satan and his troops are out to mislead; and to
persuade the willing soul to believe in something
that is not true. Satan would like to keep strong
minds weak and docile... while pretending to do
Black history is the history
of enslavement, African history
is the history of humanity.
Rather than feeling robbed or seeking truth, some
people form and cling to false beliefs about
Africans and African Americans despite
overwhelming evidence that confirms what they
already know or would rather not hear.
“The worst thing about being lied
to is knowing you’re not worth
is false or inaccurate information
that is taken seriously by the
gullible and spread as if it were true.
African History before the
Transatlantic Slave Trade 🤔
There is a rich history of culture in this continent.
Africa is the home to a number of great civilizations.
Slavery and even the discussion of slavery is much
like a painful open wound that has yet to healed.
It is the painful injury that many Americans live
with and the rest of the country attempts to ignore.
Those who live with its enduring impact cry it aloud
in hopes that America will finally have the
conversation about it.
Slavery’s long legal existence created the American
caste system that endures today, one that maintains a
false white superiority and black inferiority built on
an unfair education system, unequal employment
system and social institutions that support this idea.
The institution of slavery left a profound legacy
for the descendants of enslaved Africans, who even
after emancipation were subject to almost a century
of violence, disenfranchisement, and pervasive
oppression, with social, economic, and cultural
effects that persist to the present.
are still impacting the well-being of many African
The very nature of white supremacy requires righteous
teaching about slavery, the genocide of indigenous people
and the many atrocities, struggles and ugly realities that
were and still are being deliberately obscured.
Slavery is perhaps the most dismissed and
falsely reconstructed exploit in American history.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Between 10 million and 12 million kidnapped
and enslaved Africans were to be used as
involuntary laborers. They were chained and
transported across the Atlantic Ocean, in the
filthy bowels of ships, to the Americas from the
16th to the 19th century.
stolen into slavery
From the seventeenth century onward, increasingly
accurate records, such as ship manifests, are available.
The people who suffered the most from the
Transatlantic Slave Trade were civilized, organized
and technologically advanced people, long before
the arrival of European slavers, trying to suggest
they were backward peoples.
Africans were demeaned and dishonored of their
very humanity. Africans had to endure being
kidnapped, displaced and transported, from the
continent of Africa, to a strange land. They were
robbed of their language, culture and family ties.
Africans were forced into slavery and caste with
the status of slave. They were exploited to work as
a cheaper more plentiful labor source than indentured
servants. They labored in the production of
tobacco and cotton crops.
White people were allowed to lynch and murder
African Americans and hang them from trees, like
strange fruit. They raped men and women. They
would buck break the men. They publicly
humiliated men women and children. There are
reports of numerous sexual assaults, violence,
whippings, and child abuse.
African Americans were denied the opportunity,
in America, to read, write or learn. They were
enslaved and forced to pick cotton. The abolition
of slaves resulted in African Americans becoming
the indentured servants to white people. They were
disrespected by "Jim Crow" laws.
African Americans are still being threatened with
indignities and injustices. It's the same old song...
African Americans are dealing with intentional
microaggressions, hostilities, invalidating slights,
slurs and insults, systematically. They are assaulted,
handcuffed and brutally abused, mass incarcerated,
subjected to police brutality, and could
be killed at any point, while breathing black.
African Americans represent sustained intentional
cultural disruption and community destruction.
They have been purposely disregarded, denied
equal rights, subjected to separation in public places.
They were disrespected and ethically abused
in the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, conducted
between 1932 and 1972 by the United States
Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). It has been reported
that African Americans have historically faced
discrimination and even painful abuse by numerous
African Americans were forced to sit in the back
of the bus and made to give up their seats to white
people. They were sent to a different compartment
in trains. They were constantly violated and their
human dignity and civil rights ignored. Sadly, our
great country is still overflowing with bigots and
White supremacy in America extends over centuries,
and even the abolition of slavery could not end
racism. Instead, it permeated throughout society
in other ways in a racial caste system known as
Jim Crow which attempted to send a message that
white people were superior to African Americans.
I, personally, remember how businesses displayed
"Whites Only" signs.
Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local
statues that legalized racial segregation and set the tone
for white supremacy in America. It blocked African
Americans from exercising their rights as full
citizens. Those who attempted to defy Jim Crow
(segregation rules and laws) often faced arrest, fines,
jail sentences, violence and death.
Sadly, generational loyalty can cause people to
hate and do all manner of evil. It can cause some
people to see wrong, but turn a blind eye.
Some are willing to cross ethical boundaries
for what is perceived as beneficial for their groups.
The loyalty they exhibit causes people to make bad
moral and ethical decisions. They confuse loyalty
with blind obedience.
Blind loyalty does not arouse noble impulses or
prompt them to become a better person. Many
will go along to get along... acting as cheerleaders for
things that never serve them well. They allow blind
loyalty to make a fool of them.
Let us ask ourselves, does
prejudice, racism, white supremacy,
antagonism, and ill-will reflect
God of Justice?
Generalizations and stereotypes of African Americans
and their culture has and is still evolving within
American society. African-Americans are still
being depicted in some of the worst ways imaginable
with negative stereotypes in news reports, in print
media, in music, in films and television shows.
These stereotypes are broad and of long-standing.
Sad to say, racism has been stitched into the fabric of
our society leaving a deep racial divide that exists in
the United States of America.
There has been many historical injustices and past
moral wrongs committed that are still grossly
impacting the well being of many African Americans
and people of color, even as we speak.
concerning unjust policing in black communities is
not so much about black and white... it is more about
wrong and right.
When hatred, violence and prejudice are put forward
and exhibited towards others, based on this system
controlled by a group, it becomes racism.
An arrogant person is often rude and very fond of
offending others. They cannot take abuse, but can be
abusive and very condescending to others.
According to our research, this kind of arrogance is
sometimes used as a coping mechanism for people who
are secretly insecure. Their insecurity is disguised as
confidence, self-worth, or self-importance.
Who is mere mortal... fallible man
to believe he is innately superior to
another and worthy to master and
judge one's worth?
No group, regardless of nationality, lineage
or race is superior to any other.
God does not support the authority of
any ethnic group above another.
The diversity of race, color, language, and sect helps
us realize the dignity of each individual. This typically
means being less self-serving, overcoming ego,
overcoming self-righteous indignation, elevating our
consciousness and emulating the characteristics of our
Blind loyalty often fosters corruption. While blind loyalty
to one's group can encourage unethical behavior. Many
are still shackled by blind loyalty to generational
delusions of grandeur and entitlement.
It is completely ludicrous to believe that racial differences
produces an inherent superiority of a particular race, and
it is delusional to hold on to the idea that there is some
supreme race that has the right to dominate others. This
inflated sense of self-importance is a belief and/or
impression that is unreasonable, incorrect, and
contradicted by reality.
Racialism is the idea that humanity can be easily divided
into well-defined categories ("races").
Some tend to think of race as a scientific construct that
has existed as long as people have, but that is not so. Race
was first developed in the 1700s. It remained essentially
unhampered until the 1930s-1960s, when genetics
showed it to be inaccurate.
In layman's terms, modern racialism has been
intentionally designed to strike one as scientific, but
it is pseudo-science... a sham.
Humans fall short when we take a narrow view of
the world and give in to stereotyping.
Now is the time to rise above all destructive and
violent rhetoric. The idea of difference, worldly isms,
and class privilege are interlocking systems of
oppression. They appear to be natural; however, they
are, in fact, socially constructed and are used to
The Bible tells us that we are all born with distinct
talents and gifts that set us apart from each other.
When we discover the talents that God has given us
and we use them to glorify Him, we will experience
a full life! God wants us to feel whole and complete,
and it is through talents that we can find our unique
calling in life!
Racism inherently limits the ability of a society
to make the best use of smart and gifted people.
Racism deprives and/or limits the contributions
from individuals who may very well be highly
competent geniuses who have the God-given
talents and abilities to make a valuable
difference, i.e., inventions, cures, and
discoveries that could benefit the entire world.
Racism limits vision and a society's economic
opportunities. Racism does not allow for a
collective contribution of its citizens... which
is a critical component of a country's innovations
If a class of people are deprived of opportunities
and forced into a lower level of work, because of
insidious limitations imposed upon them by short
sighted leaders, employers, etc. If people are
purposely overlooked, stagnated and are not allowed
to be educated or extended an opportunity to be
humanized... they cannot make those critical
contributions to society.
Rejecting people of a quality education,
purposely erecting barriers to hinder the genius
and discouraging people from tapping into their
God-given talents and abilities only serves to
obstruct the progress of a nation.
The lasting power and sins of those who came before
The toxic campaign of white supremacy and the
profound influence of blatant lies have been
manipulated through a multitude of platforms and
has plagued our world, even in our supposed
enlightened society. These fraudulent claims and
denials leaves the next generations damaged,
confused, and entangled in a bogus society
For several hundred years, some whites have argued
and have deeply entrenched themselves under the
veil of being superior to others in every respect.
The underlying intention of some... has been to
dominate the masses, lay heavy strongholds on
black and brown people, crush the spirit, falsely
accuse, block education, condemn, tear down,
weaken, suppress, confuse, oppress, eradicate,
dismantle, shatter, steal joy and thus... become
masters of others.
Their deliberate lies, hatred, lust, greed,
deceptions, and delusional superiority has
resulted in enormous pain, suffering, and deaths
throughout the world.
Some are puffed up with conceit and are well
known for hiding and/or fabricating the truth,
over and over again. Many of these malicious
and misguided, master deceivers make a
conscious choice to provide misleading
information. They falsely accuse and slander
certain groups, in an effort to divide. They blind,
destroy, and brainwash minds in an effort to
become the top dog, overseer, and taskmaster.
Deceptions, hatred, weaknesses, bitter fears,
resentments, stoutheartedness, repulsively
stubborn, lying, selfish, prideful evil acts and
self-preservation instincts have allowed some
groups major benefits and undue advantages,
while others have grossly suffered.
Interestingly, injustices and undue advantages
have been generationally perpetuated...
multiplying... and repeating themselves.
Nevertheless, the lies, sins and guilt, maintained
over several generations have snowballed into
treacherous and diabolical atrocities perpetuated
upon humanity. These toxic generational
strongholds have made truth, for many, hard to
face and accept.
Far too many people have been taught to see
reality through a very narrow and shallow lens.
This leaves one feeling threatened by perceived
outsiders and trapped in an "us versus them"
Some people can be unkind, harsh, ruthless and
hateful towards others because they have been
generationally taught to fear people who are
different from them or been deemed as a threat,
based on the color of their skin.
Adding insult to injury, these toxic clouds of
lies and distortions about our racist legacy laid
the deceptive groundwork for imminent
catastrophes, i.e., racial indifferences, injustice,
systemic oppression, redlining neighborhoods,
inequalities, police profiling, police brutality,
mass incarceration and many other expressions
of hostility and/or discriminatory practices.
These historical distortions and/or ideologies
were created by those who came before us.
These historical lies serve to repeat and amplify
in ways that have become truth to those who see
it as being in their best interest to allow these
destructive myths to be ongoing. They passed
these distortions and/or ideological influences
down to generations that followed them.
We're not born with racial prejudices; it is not a
part of our DNA.
We learn racism.
Home and society teaches us, and the brain, which
is like a file cabinet, processes the negative words
and images that are paired... and can form negative
views, based on its gatherings, which can lead to
prejudice and stereotyping.
American educators generally believe that children are
mostly unaware of racial categories or racism, until they
are taught to think and act deliberately in ways that
diminishes and echos race.
The integration of human rights learning and teaching into
education can ensure that racial prejudice and intolerance
are successfully combated in children when they are in
school and out of school.
Living and maintaining generational lies can
seed resentment and distance all of us from
our true selves. One of the best things we can do
for our children is to be 100% open and honest
about the harsh historical realities. This keeps
our children from having to live a generationally
Our children deserve the honest truth about
history and race. Staying silent to our children
and not facilitating those extremely necessary
conversations that can open their minds and
future about the generational lies, cultures,
and strongholds that influenced and molded
them... is a type of complicity. Silence can
dim the light and leave our children and their
children's children stuck and subjected to a
cesspool of burdensome, unproductive and
unrighteous generational lies.
We must all work to be good stewards; otherwise,
future generations will bear the profoundly bitter
burden of the consequences of maintaining those
diabolical generational lies. They will have to
follow up with a multitude of lies to support the lies
and the false versions of reality they were told.
To overcome racism, let us turn
inwardly and self reflect. This
could open us to the possibility
of a changed heart, which is the
key to righting wrongs.
Although the subject of racism is unsettling and unnerving
we must do the right thing for the generations to come and
raise those very painful questions and stop downplaying
and denying the lies they have been entrenched in.
It has been said that an unexamined life is not worth
living, and the truth will set us all free.
Parenting is an uncertain journey. If there is any lasting
legacy that a parent should want to impart upon their
children, it should be the message that they should
walk humbly with a clear moral compass, be upright,
just, truthful, and be ambassadors of Christ,
in this world.
Toxic, traumatic, unnecessary, life-changing
generational lies can potentially destroy future
Is this trauma and dysfunction...
the kind of family legacy any
righteous person wants to leave
We should all want to leave this
world better than we found it.
We fall short when we take a narrow view of the world
and give in to stereotyping.
The concept of inner hatred, social repression,
racism, unjustifiable prejudice and belittlement existed
in our distant past, and still remains today,
leading many to maintain delusional beliefs that are
strongly held to be true by condemning and
devaluing the humanity in others, based on a social
construct. This kind of racially constructed lens is
very prevalent, today.
Racism and any kind of hate should not be
tolerated... neither should those who know better
casually dismiss the pain and sorrow all
around them by turning a blind eye and deaf ear.
Black people live and feel the pain
of injustice every day.
Many are so stuck on historical inaccuracies...
they cannot bring themselves to acknowledge that
which is inaccurate or true. That, in and of itself, is
alarming and cultish.
Insecure people are usually those who feel super-entitled
and wants everyone to know how big they are. They
showcase and overcompensate by striving for superiority
and belittling others. The insecure person tries to make
others feel insecure about themselves.
The psychology or culprit behind this process stems from
one's own inward feelings of uncertainty. Underneath the
bravado these people are weak, inferior, unhappy,
suffering from haughtiness and a constant need to boost
their low self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Selfishness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, superiority,
self-concern and self-absorption can actually reach
pathological levels. An individuals thoughts and
actions speaks volumes about the individual they
come from more so than the person they've targeted.
Some people would rather be held captive by tradition.
They hold on to dismissive discourse and flip the idea
of racial sensitivity training and truth telling to the
nonsense of making it appear that truth seekers hate
America and desire to make white people feel guilt and
anguish. That is absurd and contrary to reason or
It is absurd to deflect the blame for the institution of
slavery in America away from those who know the truth
and all of the intricacies of the institution of slavery in
America, past and present; yet some are insistent on
perpetuating lies, at all cost.
Some people are willing to excuse or minimize
shameless messages taken out of context,
riddled with blatant lies, exaggerated and filled
with obvious deceptions.
White fragility is real. Some white people avoid
unearthed truths/facts and those difficult conversations
about race. When discussions arise and truths/facts
about racial inequality and injustice begin to surface,
some will see it as a major threat to furthering their
white supremacy agenda and/or the generational
lies. Many would rather hold on to their distorted
history than address disturbing historical events
and uncomfortable truths.
When people feel exposed to information and/or
discussions about real history, some will become
dismissive, defensive, uncomfortable or
Some may see it equally as satisfying to use all their
resources and associates to try to discount, discredit
and destroy one's moral character, especially when
one speaks up and challenges the status quo.
Some may still harbor illusions about racism that
prevents a deeper understanding of the problem.
Some will dismiss the truth by denying that racism
does exist. They may attempt to ignore the messenger,
act as if the problem does not exist, or speak about
them or the messenger with patronizing and
condescending attitudes. Many will attempt to
distract, smear, tarnish, deflect and throw dirt on the
agent(s) of change in an effort to quiet, humiliate
and weaken the truth.
Many who are in denial develop a habit of deflection.
Deflecting is a psychological defense mechanism that
people use to distract, mislead, divert, channel away,
avert, sidetrack, stave away, ward off and hinder
others. To deflect... takes the blame off of themselves
and preserve their self-concept.
Deflecting is an intense focus upon and antagonism
toward the legitimacy of the actions, feelings, and
beliefs of others. They deflect so they can clean the
mud off of themselves and slather it onto others. It is
used to condemn and place blame for their unwanted
feelings onto others.
When people are deflecting, they are trying to make
themselves feel less diabolical, wretched, and lousy
for their misdeeds. It is designed to shift one's attention
away from the main aggressor's actions.
It is a form of projection when it is used to deflect
A great historian, W.E.B. DuBois tells us,
"Always Africa is giving us something new . . . On
its black bosom arose one of the earliest, if not the
earliest, of self-protecting civilizations, and grew so
mightily that it still furnishes superlatives to thinking
and speaking men. Out of its darker and more remote
forest vastness came, if we may credit many recent
scientists, the first welding of iron, and we know that
agriculture and trade flourished there when Europe was
Dr. DuBois tells us further that,"Nearly every human
empire that has arisen in the world, material and
spiritual, has found some of its greatest crises on this
continent of Africa.
Egypt and the nations of the Nile Valley were,
figuratively, the beating heart of Africa and the
incubator for its greatness for more than a thousand
years. Egypt gave birth to what later would become
known as "Western Civilization," long before the
greatness of Greece and Rome.
This is a part of the African story, and in the distance
it is a part of the African-American story. It is difficult
for depressed African-Americans to know that they
are a part of the larger story of the history of the
world. The history of the modern world was made, in
the main, by what was taken from African people.
Europeans emerged from what they call their
"Middle-Ages," people-poor, land-poor and
resources-poor. And to a great extent, culture-poor.
They raided and raped the cultures of the world,
mostly Africa, and filled their homes and museums
with treasures, then they called the people primitive.
The Europeans did not understand the cultures of
non-Western people then; they do not understand
The most infuriating thing about
injustice is the absence of the
acknowledgment of wrong.
Let us be crystal clear, this narrative is not an attempt,
by any means, to discredit or bash the United States
of America... neither is this an attempt to whitewash
America's bloody past as a slave-holding nation.
This is a narrative about
We realize from an acutely conscious and comparative
perspective that the United States of America is a
blessed and exceptional nation. God, in His great
wisdom has put a hedge of protection all around the
United States, but our nation cannot stay on its present
course and expect to continue experiencing God's
In these perilous times, with so many storms on
the horizon, our nation needs to take ego down to
zero and be a blessing to God, in return.
Lies, divisiveness, deceptions, and evil doings are
not of God. The truths about the displacement and
mistreatment of Native Americans and the
kidnapping, brutal enslavement and exploitation
of Africans are truths that will set us free regarding
founding crimes and the continuance of a cruel,
There are many Bible critics who take passages out
of context. They have said, “there is so much racism
in the Bible. God condones it and He approves of
These are lies brought on by Satan and his children.
Scripture does not promote racism, discrimination, or
Some living souls presume that the Bible justifies their
racist mind-set. Still, when we study what the Bible
says about the genesis of all mankind, we discover a
very different narrative.
There is a common bond of humanity
found within each person!
In the beginning God created the first man, Adam.
Adam is Hebrew for "Humankind". Then God
created the first woman, Eve, from the man’s side.
Adam and Eve were our original parents.
Within the human race is diversity in skin color.
God made genetic changes to humanity to better enable
people to survive in different ecologies, such as the darker
skin of Africans being better equipped genetically to
survive the excessive heat in Africa.
When the different languages came into existence, at the
tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), groups that spoke one
language moved away with others of the same language.
In doing so, the gene pool for a specific group shrank
dramatically as the group no longer had the entire human
population to mix with.
As further inbreeding occurred through the generations,
the gene pool grew smaller and smaller, to the point that
people of one language family all had the same or similar
features. Closer inbreeding took place, and in time certain
features were emphasized in these different groups.
“God made from one man every nation of mankind”
According to historical accounts
found in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we are
all descendants of Adam and Eve, all the same race,
all created by the same God, all created for the same
purpose... to glorify God.
Adam and Eve's ethnicity is not even mentioned in the
Bible, neither does the Bible speak of the creation of
a special or privileged race of people. Adam and Eve
are representative of all people of all ethnicities. The
Scriptures mentions that they are the mother and
father of all people... of all ethnicities.
Adam and Eve are ethnically generic, representing
No matter what our status is in society or how powerful
we feel we may be... in the eyes of God we are all equal.
Our significance, virtue, worth, and equality as
human beings is supported in Scripture and our
creation. The Bible is very straight-forward in
proclaiming, from the beginning, that all people
of all races and ethnicities are offsprings of
Adam and Eve and created in the image of God.
Misinterpretations of the Bible have led some
to believe that God approves of racism and
slavery. God is very clear in Scripture that
all humans are made in His image, and
God sees people as precious and valuable.
This is the truth we should be living.
For centuries, man has tried to cover the
terrible sin of slavery and racism and as a
result... gone totally contrary to Scripture.
Racism goes contrary to Scripture. Jesus
preached about discrimination and not judging
others based on how they look or what they wear.
Before leaving, Jesus told the apostles to make
disciples from every nation, reaffirming the
value of all people.
Racism, prejudice, discrimination, and/or
antagonism directed against anyone of a
different race is not reflecting God!
Racism is a sin and is
morally wrong in the eyes
God is not unjust, and God will judge us all.
God shows no favoritism or
partiality, and the Scriptures
teach us that...
we should not either.
God makes it clear that no man
is superior to another! No matter
what color one may be. There is
no race any more worthy or
deserving of dignity than another.
We were all made from God!
According to James 2:1, being partial to a group
of people over another in itself is a sin.
James 2:9 says that
"Respect to persons" or "Partiality" is sin.
God told Peter,
"God is no respecter of persons"
There is no respect of persons with God. God does
not support the authority of any ethnic group
How can we claim that we have faith
in Jesus Christ if we favor some people
more than others?
Discrimination shows that people are being
guided by wrong motives.
In God's eyes, blacks are equal in value to white people.
We have all been equally created in the image of God.
Blacks are not sub-human or inferior to anyone.
God does not support the authority
of any ethnic group above another.
God designed us all with the ability to love, to care, to
build up, to share, to be gracious, and grateful. Diversity
benefits society. One of the many advantages of diversity
is the opportunity to learn from others with different
backgrounds and perspectives.
Without diversity, things can become very bland and
stagnant. Diversity prevents stagnation and allows for
richness and innovation... which leads to growth. This is
a great benefit to all mankind.
To do the opposite is a disservice to all.
Racism is a sin against God. Racism denigrates
the beauty and majesty of God’s diverse creation.
As God gives grace in our cultural, contextualized
expressions, so should we.
God is King over all
the nations, and God's
Message is always one
The love of God is not confined to boundaries of any
kind, but extends to all nations, tribes, cultures, tongues,
Jesus did not allow skin color, hair texture, social status or
cultural barriers to dictate His relationships with people.
Diversity did not stop Jesus.
Jesus always included people,
from all walks of life.
Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for their
race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language, age,
culture, disability, political beliefs, educational
background, or socioeconomic differences, experiences,
"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and
language and people and nation."
Every tribe, nation, and tongue emphasizes the concept of
wholeness, entirety, or all-encompassing.
We are all the work of God's hand.
Considering the times and issues we are faced with
in this fallen world, we would limit ourselves and be
a disservice to the Kingdom of God if we did not
share or chose to share only from one culture, laced
with isms and ego.
Let us rise above narrow and habitual ways of
thinking about other beings and free ourselves
from identification with the temporary state of
our physical forms... as we remember our
We are not reflecting God when we treat people
differently and build up space to create an
“Us” vs. “Them” mentality.
Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all
people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling us
that no one is insignificant. Every single person is
important, vital, and valuable to God.
Spirituality transcends the material aspects of life.
realm of worldly barriers and designations perceived
between ourselves and others. It extends beyond the
sanctuary and the practice of religion.
God's Truth is trans-cultural. God's Truth is true
for all people, in all places, at all times.
When our truth, attitudes and actions are consistent
with the teachings of Jesus... we can share, act, and
come together. Everything that is needed to build a culture
of peace already exists within each one of us.
Think about it: God is ever-present within us all, and
God’s rule, control, power, mastery,
influence, and jurisdiction... is
There is One God and
We all share and depend on the same Divine Creator.
All of creation are a part of God's divine plan, and
there is nothing accidental, irregular, unplanned,
erratic, haphazard or coincidental about God's plan.
God's plan included Pharaoh, plagues, miracles,
Judas and the gut-wrenching death of Jesus Christ,
God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to
all beings. God transcends all as well as emanates
in all. God's Plan is intricate to every detail. Every
thread of creation is guided by the unspeakably
tender hand of God. What God attempts...
God accomplishes. God makes no mistakes. God's
Plan is not without purpose. If God planned it... it
will come to pass.
"But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I
may show My power in you, and that My Name may be
declared in all the earth."
We all have an important story in this huge, rich,
beautiful, and diverse tapestry. Every individual
is like a thread and each thread has a vital
contribution to make. Each thread has possibility.
Each thread can make a positively good difference.
God knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
The diversity of race, color, language, and sect, should
help us realize the dignity of each individual.
There are some things black people and white people
do not share. If you are white and you have not been
marginalized, racially profiled, ostracized, wrongly
incarcerated, denigrated, dismissed, had guns drawn on
you, beaten, choked, screamed at, disparaged, lied on,
humiliated, for no reason pulled over, pulled out of
your home/car, thrown down to the ground and
frisked, been called boy or gal in front of your minor
children and wife/husband just because of the color of
your skin... it will be hard for you to truly understand
these hard truths about racial injustices many black
taxpaying citizens experience just trying to live in the
United States of America.
May we break the demonic chains of
injustice and oppression.
All inhumanity, racism, inequalities, injustices, prejudices,
hypocrisies, biases and psychological slavery are
destructive and must be
By the grace of God, we can never fall so far that we
cannot be revived and restored. If our hearts are blinded
by racism, God can fix it. When wicked people plot,
terrorize and try to destroy the lives of other people, based
solely on the color of one's skin, God can fix it. Where
there is injustice, immorality, bigotry, and hatred, God can
fix it. Where there is dishonesty and divisiveness, God can
fix it and nothing can stop or hinder God's work.
When our attitudes and actions are consistent with the
teachings of Jesus... we can share, act, and come
together. We believe everything that is needed to build
a culture of peace already exists within each one of us.
May we trust and find solace in God's Divine Way, Will
and Timing. There is nothing God cannot do.
May we live God's truth, and
embrace the common thread
that weaves the complex tapestry
of life together.
God makes everything beautiful in its time."