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.

Racism has been and unfortunately still is a psychological 

trait or defense mechanism generated by feelings of 

insecurity, unease, inadequacy and anxiety for many who 

are prone to status seeking, materialism, prejudice and 

aggression in human societies. 

Racism is prevalent because it is beneficial for the 

oppressor to increase their own access to resources by

 subjugating, oppressing and depriving other groups of

 resources. This kind of behavior enhances one's sense of 

significance, belonging and/or value. 

Some people purposely try to disarm, for easy control of 

rebellion, even if it means lying, cheating, stealing 

or accusing others of crimes that were never committed. 

This keeps the members of the other groups in lower

 status position.

Regardless of race, color, creed, gender, language, age, 

culture, disability, political beliefs, educational 

background, or socio-economic differences, experiences, 

or realities... all of humanity are equal in the eyes of God.

If we go back far enough, each one of us has a shared 

ancestor with every other person on earth. Scientists 

estimate that the most recent common ancestor of all 

humans lived just a few thousand years ago. Let that sink 

in for a minute. There was someone, a specific man or 

woman, who probably lived in either Egypt or Babylonia

 during the classical period, to whom we can all trace our 


Racialism is the idea that humanity can be easily divided 

into well-defined categories ("races"). 

Racialism was first developed in the 1700s. It remained 

virtually unchallenged until the 1930s-1960s, when  

genetics showed it to be erroneous. 

Simply put, modern racialism is designed to appear 

scientific, but it is pseudo-science... a sham.

Most people know that racism is wrong. We continue to 

be more alike than different. So, why continue to carry the 

heavy and burdensome baggage of racism, injustice and


Mistreating and belittling another makes one neither tough 

or impressive. To belittle another... is to be little, 

unproductive, very petty and primitive. 

To self-reflect could open one to the possibility of being 

wrong and righting it.

America's ongoing struggle with 

racism is not so much about black and 

white... it is more about wrong and 

right. Historical injustice and past 

moral wrongs committed are still

impacting the well-being of many

 black people.

The most infuriating thing about

injustice is the absence of the

acknowledgment of wrong.

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 

exist in us.

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 exquisite and divine plan.

 God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to everyone. 

God transcends all as well as emanates in all. 

Every thread of humanity is guided by the unspeakably 

tender hand of God. Everybody's story is important in 

this huge, rich, beautiful, and diverse tapestry of life.


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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a bold transformative

vision that would end racism in America. His vision came 

from deep convictions that everyone, regardless of race 

creed or color would realize freedom ringing in and 

through their hearts, minds, nation and world. 

It has been almost 6 decades since 

the 1963 March on Washington; yet, 

many still lack the understanding 

about how to treat one another fairly. 

Equal justice for all is a law and an 

ideal our country has unfortunately

failed to live up to.

Black people 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, in


still deprived of justice and equality for all. These 

antiquated ideals are what our country should be 

embarrassed over.

Research supports the idea that 

many are turning a blind eye and are

refusing to challenge this brutal, 

inhumane status quo which deprives 

black people of justice and equality.

Most would agree, we can no longer

 deny the realities of implicit bias and

systemic racism anywhere in this


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...


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. 

Black people and white people have profoundly different 

views on race and inequality. Many blacks 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 loan 

and/or mortgage, 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. 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.

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 exist in us.

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 and all kinds of 


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.

The problem of racism can be found in the Scriptures. 

God chose to work with the nation of Israel, however 

made it a point to tell them that they were not superior to 

anyone else because of this. 

Leviticus 19:34 states “the stranger who dwells among 

you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall 

love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of 

Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”


"That they may be one"... does not 

imply a group of people who were 

somehow physically morphed together 

creating the existence of a modernistic,

 different, uncontaminated or superior

 physical race. There is no Scripture

 that backs up such a ludicrous claim.

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. 

One Voice
Gladys Knight (One Voice)

May we unite in the purpose of 

glorifying God's Name.

What is the origin of the different 

In actuality, there is only one race... the human race. 

Within the human race is diversity in skin color and other 

physical characteristics.
Since God obviously desired humanity to be diverse in 

appearance, it makes sense that God would have given 

Adam and Eve the ability to produce children of different 

skin tones.

God created Adam. From Adam, God made Eve. In these 

two people were the genes to produce black, brown, and 

white offspring (and everything else in between).

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 


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).

Whatever the explanation, the most important aspect of 

this question is that we are all the same race, all created by 

the same God, all created for the same purpose... to glorify 


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. 

May we embrace the common thread that weaves the 

complex tapestry of all life together.

It is absolutely absurd and delusional to hold on to the

 idea that there is some supreme race that has the right 

to dominate others. This is a belief or impression that 

is contradicted by reality and/or rational argument. 

The philosophy which holds one race superior and 

another inferior is completely incorrect and unrighteous 

both morally and scientifically. 

“God is no respecter of


(Acts 10:34).

The gentiles were just as much of God’s plan as those in 

Israel and no group was superior to the other. Nationality,

 lineage and race never determined where the Israelites or 

gentiles stood with God.

According to Scripture, God delights in taking what the 

eyes of the world may see as worthless, meaningless, 

insignificant and unimportant to do the most 

extraordinary things. 

From one person God made all nations 

who live on earth.

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."

As far as the Scriptures are concerned, there are many 

nationalities, but there is only one race...

the human race.

We are all one image...originated from the same blueprint! 

God, who created the world and everything in it, made 

every nation of men from 

“One blood."

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.

Before leaving, Jesus told the apostles to make disciples 

from every nation, reaffirming the value of all people.

Diversity benefits society. It

prevents stagnation and 

allows for richness and 

innovation... which leads to 

economic growth.


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.

Racism is a very blatant and pertinent issue in today’s 

society. These issues cannot be healed by denying them or 

saying they don'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.

There is a common bond of humanity 

found within each person!

America's ongoing struggle with racism is not so much 

about black and white... it is more about wrong and 

right. Historical injustice and past moral wrongs 

committed are still impacting the well-being of many

 black people.

Race is a social construct derived


mainly from perceptions 

conditioned by man's recorded history,


and it has no basic biological reality.

Racism is shameless ignorance that continues to affect our 

society. It is a terribly treacherous, appalling, harmful 

and crafty human problem. Racism is broadly recognized 

as an affront to basic human dignity and a violation 

of human rights. 

For one race to arrogantly claim superiority over another 

offends and grieves the heart of God.

Look around, God loves diversity!

God showed Peter that... 

"No race is better than any 


Let us grasp that profouond 


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. 

Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for 

their 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 


Contrary to the belief of some, implicit bias is happening 

on every level. Sometimes these biases can be very 

obvious... and at times... very subtle.

Some people tend to feel that blacks are acquiring too 

much power, and they don't deserve the same rights and

equality and "need to be put back in their place".  

We live in a society still hell bent, centuries later, on

keeping blacks from reaching their fullest potential. It is 

time to move beyond these antiquated isms and transform 

the ways we think about and engage with all of God's 

children. No matter what color we are, no one is more 

worthy or deserving of rights and equality than any other.

James 2:4 describes those who discriminate as 

“judges with evil thoughts.”

Racism is not some distant memory that can be swept

under the carpet and/or denied away. Racism is an 

indisputable fact, in America.

Some people have convinced themselves that it is still not

 acceptable in our society to think of black people as being 

intellectually equal. 

Insecure people have a tendency of trying to make others 

appear to be defective, inadequate or lacking validity. 

When people go out of their way to try to belittle 

another.... the question becomes... whether it's the accused 

or the accuser who lacks. 

To belittle... is to be little. 

Racism is a sin against God. It is 

morally wrong, and it does not 

reflect God when one treats another

poorly... especially based on 

haughty, distorted, misguided 

thinking and ignorant convictions.

There is only one race—the human race. We are all 

different ethnicities of the human race. 

All human beings have the same physical characteristics, 

and we are all human beings who are equally created in 

the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). 

God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to lay 

down His life for us (John 3:16). 

The “World” clearly includes all 

ethnic groups. 

God makes it clear that no man is 

superior to another. We are one in 

Christ Jesus.

Who is mere mortal man to think that 

he is superior and/or the determiner of 

one's significance?

Man was created by God and there is one race... the 

human race. All are created in the image of God and have 

equal intrinsic worth. To propagate anything different is 

sin and leads to sin. 

To show favoritism over certain people or act indifferent 

towards the plight of others is to show partiality. Partiality 

is a sin.

God made from one man every nation of mankind to live 

on all the face of the earth, having determined their 

appointed times and the boundaries of their 

habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they 

might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far 

from each one of us; for in Him we live and move 

and exist.

Acts 17:26-28

Understanding how we are made in God’s image helps us 

to see the basis for the dignity and purpose of our life and 


If we are to be successful in eradicating racism, we must 

first try to recognize and understand the insidiousness of 

one's own white privilege. Let us examine our 

own biases andwhere they originated. Even while it may 

seem an impossible task, when it comes to racism, anti-

Semitism and other forms of bigotry, it is necessary for 

us to recognize and understand how privilege plays out and

 then, if appropriate and possible, use that privilege to

 collectively empower the oppressed and dismantle 

systemic racism... long shot, but possible.

Denying the truth of our history or developing selective 

amnesia becomes part of the problem. It is harder to 

address historical mistakes if we are unwilling to face 

them honestly. 

None of us ever wants to think of ourselves as 

racist. Denying the truth and/or dismissing the real 

injustices that many face, as a result of race, is a huge part 

of the problem. 

Silence can be a betrayal. Not saying anything or going 

along with unrighteousness... just to get along implies that 

one is okay with the status quo and/or they agree. 

For many white people, talking about race, confronting

 privileges, prejudices, injustices, etc., is uncomfortable

 and they may rush to dismiss the conversation. Some

may harbor illusions about racism that prevent a deeper 

understanding of the problem. For black people, it is

 difficult to ignore the pink elephant in the room. 

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.


In talking about the sting of racial inequalities one can 

discover that whites have been privileged and are not 

subjected to unsound, idiotic and insane criminalization, 

based solely on skin color, but these things are realized 

by black people. 

It may behoove white people to get a glimpse of what it is 

like to be black in the context of the harsh realities blacks 

face, i.e., racial profiling, unnecessary harassment, 

dehumanizing and unacceptable verbal abuse, police

 brutality which could lead to unnecessary incarceration, 

which could snowball into the creation of a bad record 

that goes into a database and hangs over one's head, like a 

plague, and labels one as a habitual felony offender. This 

could mean taking one's voting rights and creating

 difficulties for one to obtain employment. In other words,

 this is an insulting, dangerous, damaging and destructive

 form of redesigned slavery! 

Yes, the legacy of slavery lives on in mass incarceration of 

black people. Racial disparities in sentencing and 

incarceration underscores the injustices of the United


These are a few of the injustices black people face on a 

regular basis. Yes, it is absolutely necessary to have 

these conversations in an effort to seek justice for all... 

just as it is written! People of color are all too aware that 

our society is racialized...

yes, racism exists. 

Black people live and feel the pain of  

injustice every day.

Some attitudes of extreme aggression and hatred toward 

blacks are usually based on the fears that their own level 

of security, importance, or control is being threatened, 

even when it is not. Some officers have been known 

to come out of a bag of defensive thoughts and behaviors

 when engaging with people of another race


Some whites have no idea what blacks are and have 

experienced in America. 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, in


The first step towards getting a handle on structural 

racism is acknowledging its existence.

Let’s face it, prejudices and systemic racism are built into 

our nation's history and they run deeply. There has been a 

long legacy of dehumanizing hatred that we need to 


The act of having the conversation and addressing

 structural racism, analyzing it, discussing it, or just

 pointing out that it exists makes some people 


 But discomfort pales in comparison to the 

lingering economic disparities, psychological and 

many other structured ills of racial inequities blacks are

faced with, in some form... on a regular basis.

The fact is, police officers react differently to white 

people who are pulled over as opposed to black people 

they pull over. For those who refuse to acknowledge the 

dehumanizing inequalities… just imagine what you would 

feel like if the situations were reversed. 

When people say black lives matter, it does not mean blue 

lives, white lives, red lives, yellow lives and brown lives 

don’t matter. All lives matter is an accurate statement, but 

this is not a matter of devaluing or comparing lives. When 

black people have encounters with biased people within 

the judicial system and police officers, it becomes very 

apparent to black people that they can't or won't see the 

humanity in black lives. Black lives have been grossly 

undervalued and to try to rationalize the horrible injustices 

is just wrong and mean-spirited. 

How would you feel if the police 

patrolled your community the way 

they patrol the black community?

Imagine this as being your experience 

in the United States of America?

How would you feel if every move 

you, your child, your brother, sister, 

mother, or father made had to be made 

with severe consideration for their life

 being threatened or taken by those

 who are to preserve law and order?

Far too many bad police officers 

routinely hurt and maim black people. 

How would you feel if the police and 

the justice system treated you as they 

treat blacks?


Black lives are at risk. Blacks are twice as likely to be 

hurt, arrested or killed by an officer. It is said that there 

are more black Americans in the United States justice 

system than there were slaves in 1850. 

The "Black Lives Matter" slogan is to raise 

awareness of the violence and discrimination blacks 

regularly face in the United States of America. This is a 

fight against injustice.

Black lives matters denounces systemic racism and police 

brutality, that is excessively used against black people. 

Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages 

over blacks, and when it is brought to the light... some 

tend to deflect, dismiss, misunderstand and read into it... a 

whole different meaning. That is cruel and selfish. It 

is time that we all look through a more righteous lens 

and stop deflecting the real issues minorities have to face 

when they interact with bad officers.

The big "aha" is that blacks are racially profiled and are 

more vulnerable to less than transparent judicial 

processes. Blacks are disproportionately targeted and 

subjected to biased and corrupt police bullying.

Let us not miss the point, black people are being murdered 

and brutalized by police who in many cases get a slap on 

the wrist. These are real lives that are being taken. These 

are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, sons 

and daughters. These are livesthat have been ripped 

away from their loved ones either through wrongful 

incarceration or tragic acts of violence. 

Contrary to what some may believe... 

Black people are also a part of God's 

amazing creation!

Whether all humans accept it or not... 

black lives really do matter and should 

not be subjected to blatant injustice,

 treated with contempt and/or regarded

 as subhuman, 

that is the point.

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 


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 


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. 

Enough is enough!

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 


It doesn’t take rocket science to sense that the soul of 

America is wounded, and it is in a very unhealthy place.

We are now witnessing the painful wounds of 

COVID-19, systemicracism, natural and man-made 

disasters, injustices, inequalities, divisiveness trickling 

from the top rungs, police brutality, hatred, senseless

 incarcerations, propaganda, endless malicious, cunning, 

cruel, controlling and deceitful lies from people who

 should be honest and trustworthy. 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 


In times of trouble... if our eyes are fixed toward the 

world, we will run in a worldly direction seeking help. 

Trust, comfort and safety does not come through the 

power of the flesh. 

May we, individually and collectively, lift our eyes to the 

hills and remember where our help comes from. Our help 

always comes from God. 

May we allow God's light of compassion, empathy and 

justice to abide. Let us thank God that His promises still 

apply today. 

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.

May we trust and find solace in God's Divine Way, Will 

and Timing. There is nothing God cannot do. 

God does not support the authority of 

any ethnic group above another.

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 and all kinds of 


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 


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. 

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.

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.”

God does not show partiality 

or favoritism

 (Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 

2:11; Ephesians 6:9), 

and neither should we. 

God created us all and God sees each of us 

as precious and valuable. 

May we live God's truth.

God makes everything beautiful in its time."

Ecclesiastes 3:11