God created us all; every

 nation of the human race. 


God teaches us in Scripture that the 

human race is one.

 Acts 29



From one person and one blood God created


every human nation to live on the whole earth.


Acts 17:26



God is Master and Ruler


of all creation. 


In God we live, move and exist

as a diverse global family. 

In God's infinite and unfathomable


wisdom... He created and fashioned 


each of us. 


God is All... 



and in all.



Colossians 3:11


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 



“One blood."

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 


multicultural diversity! 


Diversity reflects the Kingdom 


of God!


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. 


God loves diversity and pours 

out His Spirit on all people!

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?

  

Should we?

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. 


Psalm139:13-14

Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us 


(John 13:34). If God is impartial and loves us with 

impartiality, then we need to love others with that same 

high standard. Jesus teaches in Matthew 25 that whatever 

we do to the least of His brothers, we do to Him. If we 

treat a person with contempt, we are mistreating a person 

created in God’s image; we are hurting somebody whom 

God loves and for whom Jesus died.


No race is better or worse than 


the other.

All human beings deserve respect. As far as the 


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 


United States. 

Racism is a sin against God.


Racism denigrates the beauty

and majesty of God’s diverse 

creation.

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. 



Are we acting in ways contrary 

to God's values?


Racism is blatant ignorance that continues to 

dehumanize, violate and ignore human and civil 

rights. It is harmful to a country and its culture. 


Racism is a hardened and unfair generalization

that causes intense moral, cultural, and economic 

hardships. It is a treacherous, appalling, harmful, 

evil, socially constructed human tragedy which 

denies entire groups of people human dignity 

and respect. 


 For one race to loftily, boastfully, egotistically, 

snobbishly and self-importantly claim superiority 

over another offends and bemoans the heart of 

God. 

God does not show partiality


 or favoritism and neither 


should we. 


(Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9)



There is no hierarchy of human beings verified

anywhere in Scripture. There is no Scripture

that backs up such absurd claims. The Bible 

makes it clear that racism is wrong and

 entirely contradictory to God's command to

"Love our neighbors". 

As God gives grace in our cultural and 


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


 of hell.


God needs to be your motivating


 factor, at every turn in life.


Hate is spiritual suicide. The flesh impairs our 

ability to see ourselves and other people correctly. 

Mistreating and belittling another makes one 

neither tough or impressive.

To hate and belittle others is... to be little,

 unproductive, very petty and primitive. 

Knowing the horrors about hell should 

motivate us all to be reconciled to God. 

It should also humble us and give us all greater 

love, respect and appreciation for both God and

 all people.

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 


differently.

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 


of Scripture. 



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

Wonderful are God's works! 

God made every nation of the human race, that they


should inhabit the whole earth". 


Acts 17:26

 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.



Throughout Scripture, we see God working to redeem

and make a way for people from every tribe and 

tongue and nation.

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, 


or realities. 



"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and 


language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9



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 



criticism???


"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 


particular race. 


God showed Peter that... 


"No race is better than any

 


other!"



Let us grasp that profound

 


reality.



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. 


Psalm 103:14

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 


treatments. 


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


 thintent 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 


understand



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. 


It would behoove us all to recognize, identify, learn from, 

and educate ourselves regarding inequality, basic human 

rights, morality, justice, racism, ignorance, hypocrisy,

prejudice and our shared humanity.  


We cannot stand by and be complicit to... or complacent 


about racism. 

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 


behavior.

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 


treatment.


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


 discriminated against.


Now is the time to rise above all destructive and 


violent rhetoric. 

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


 democracy. 



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 


disorder.

Mankind exists in many shades of color, but we 

all came from one man, Adam. From one man, God 

made every nation of men that we should inhabit 

the whole earth. God determined, beforehand, our 

appointed seasons and boundaries of our dwelling. 


Genetically, we are all brothers and sisters. 
 
When the seeds of racism, hatred, intolerance, fear, 

bigotry, Jim Crowism, bias, prejudice, narrowness,

 injustice, and discrimination, to name a few, are 

planted and fostered in society, it extends beyond  

the individual and negatively, overtly or subtly,

affects us all, in every area of life.

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 


bullet wound.

It is irresponsible to deny that systemic racism exists. 

Many have sought to deny or view racism as irrelevant; 

although, these deeply embedded, inhumane acts and 

conditions still persists in our societies.

The first step towards getting a handle on structural 


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.

Some people have no idea what African Americans

have experienced in America. 
The act of having honest, thoughtful, heart-felt and 


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. 


 Historical truths allow us to progressively 

become more improved, legitimate, sincere and

 higher versions of ourselves.

Truth will create a pathway to finding out what 


all of us, as God's offspring, need from God, others, 


and ourselves.

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


facing.

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 


truths. 



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


 the world? 


Today, Timbuktu is 236 times smaller than 


London.🤔


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 


families.



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?



Blacks are equal to whites. 

"All are created equal".





*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, 


and/or lazy... 


really?


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 


constructed narratives.



Erasing history is a dangerous path because it 


means that the truth becomes something 


malleable. History has been constructed 


instead of recorded.



Why can't we consider coming to terms 

with reality, past and present, as opposed to 

trusting the multitude of lies we have all been, 

systematically, encouraged to believe?


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 


the opposite.



There are two ways to be fooled: 

*to accept what isn’t true 

or 

*refuse to accept what is true.



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 


the truth.”

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"an unrepentant racist." 

Misinformation



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.


These discoveries have been proven through many 


archeological items. 

American slavery, one of the most deplorable 

institutions created, and the evils of racism have

 been two of the greatest destroyers of humanity.

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.


Historical injustice and past moral wrongs committed 


are still impacting the well-being of many African 


Americans.

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.

Africans were 


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. 



 Slave traders had no regard for their humanity or 

their safety. Africans were thrust onto crowded slave 

ships, stripped of their belongings, branded and 

shackled together. They were piled in filthy ships 

that were so tightly packed... many suffocated. There 

was scarcely room to turn oneself. Many died at sea 

from the filthy conditions on the vessel. They were 

forced to relieve themselves where they were 

piled. Those who became grossly ill or injured 

were thrown overboard, by the slave captains.



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... 


second verse. 



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


 medical professionals.



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 


extremism.



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?


Race is an interesting concept fabricated by society and

 it contributes to some of the deepest problems we face. 

Regrettably, for hundreds of years the idea of race can

 be credited for breeding inequality and discrimination.

Unfortunately, for generations, race has impacted 

how many regard and identify with other human 

beings.

Racism is an ugly, evil, divisive, deeply rooted and 

unfortunate reality, in our society. It creates shameless 

beliefs and actions regarding freedom and equality. It 

is a biased reasoning that hurts many people on a daily 

basis.
Racism and discrimination have been deliberately 

used as venomous defenses which has fostered fear 

and/or hatred of African Americans, in particular. 


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. 


America's ongoing struggle with racism and issues 


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 


Creator.

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. 


There is something terribly warped in human psychology 

that makes one think of whole groups of people as

subhuman creatures. There is no limit to the violence and 

hatred that can result with evil beings, such as these.

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


 rationalize inequality.

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


 and prosperity


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 


us... have created generational animosity and 

tremendous pain and suffering. 

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 


created by those who came before us. 


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" 


mentality.



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.

No one can honestly think that picking, choosing 

and twisting wayward lies is going to edify future 

generations. To continue these "Big lies" and 

coverups, which has taken our great country to

a new low... without rejection and correction 

means those left behind are perpetuating the

 hatred and pain of racism and imprinting, 

forcing, and normalizing generational 

toxicity on their innocent children. 



Living and maintaining generational lies can 


seed resentment and distance all of us from 


our true selvesOne 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 


imposed lie. 



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 an


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.


Our children can change the world. 

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 


generations. 


Is this trauma and dysfunction...


the kind of family legacy any 


righteous person wants to leave


 behind?


We should all want to leave this 


world better than we found it.

Race is a societal construct derived 

mainly from perceptions conditioned 

by man's recorded history. It has no 

basic biological reality.

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 


common sense.


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 


confrontational.



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.



For those who reveal what they deem is

 threatening information, which may expose

 historical lies, they will do everything to make

 that person look small. 

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 


accountability.


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


a wilderness."


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 


them now.

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 


humanity.



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 


blessings. 


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, 


racist legacy. 


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 


slavery.” 


These are lies brought on by Satan and his children. 


Scripture does not promote racism, discrimination, or 


prejudice.


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.


The Word of God settles this concern. In actuality,

there is only one race... the human race. 

Within the human race is diversity in skin color 

and other physical characteristics.

God, obviously, desired humanity to be 

diverse in appearance.

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. 


In these two people were the genes to produce 

black, brown, and white offspring (and 

everything else in between). 


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. 



Paul said, 


“God made from one man every nation of mankind” 


(Acts 17:26).



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 


all ethnicities. 


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 


of God.



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"


(Acts 10:34)



There is no respect of persons with God. God does 


not support the authority of any ethnic group 


above another.



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. 

Although we are diverse in many ways, we are 

one in God... with God in our being. Those who are

 joined to God become one spirit with God. 


God is King over all 



the nations, and God's 



Message is always one 



of inclusion.


The love of God is not confined to boundaries of any 


kind, but extends to all nations, tribes, cultures, tongues, 


and people.


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, 


or realities. 



"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and 


language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9


Every tribe, nation, and tongue emphasizes the concept of 


wholeness, entirety, or all-encompassing.



We are all the work of God's hand.


 Isaiah 64:8 



Considering the times and issues we are faced with 


in this fallen world, we would limit ourselves and be 


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 


true nature.


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.


Spirituality extends far beyond the known and observable 


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 


universal.



There is One God and 


Father.



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, 


by crucifixion.



 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."


Exodus 9:16



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.

Racism is one's assumption that traits, qualities and 

competence can be traceable to people merely on the 

basis of their race and that their racial group is 

exceptionally dominant to others.

God knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. 


Psalm 103:14

The diversity of race, color, language, and sect, should 


help us realize the dignity of each individual.

There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast 

righteousness to the ground. He who made the Pleiades 

and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day 

into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours 

them out over the face of the land- the LORD is His name. 

With a blinding flash He destroys the stronghold and 

brings the fortified city to ruin. There are those who 

hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the 

one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor 

and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you 

have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; 

though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink 

their wine. For I know how many are your offenses and 

how great your sins. There are those who oppress the 

innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in 

the courts. Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such 

times, for the times are evil.

Amos 5:7-13,
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“God is no respecter of


persons”


(Acts 10:34).

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 


overcome.

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."


Ecclesiastes 3:11

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