Racism is real. If you are racist, you need to repent and ask God to help you change the way you think.
That being said, let’s talk about Critical Race Theory, a framework in which all white people are racist and all people of color are victims.
Well, I hate (jk I’m fine with it) to point this out, but that’s straight up racist.
The actions or mindset of a few do not give you free reign to label everyone who happens to reside in the same melanin-zone. That is literally the definition of racism.
Take a good look at the majority of people you know and honestly ask yourself if anyone deserves to be demonized just because they happen to need SPF 1000. They are just people. There are both decent and wicked people in every job (even law enforcement, gasp!), every race, every sphere of life. To lump people together based on the behavior of a few is foolish at best, deadly at worst.
Racism is wrong. It is not only wrong when it is directed towards the certain people you empathize with. It is always wrong. It is ridiculous, false, and damaging to say all ____ people are _____, whatever you fill in the blanks with.
CRT, however, is not the answer. It’s main goal is to pit us against one another. Divide and conquer. It’s working well. It’s creeping into the schools, into the wokeplace, and even into the church, and I will be darned if I’m going to let someone tell our six year old she needs to repent of her whiteness. I’ll join the boring school board if I have to and die a thousand deaths before I let that nonsense through our door.
Do you know what God says? We are to treat everyone the same way, not giving preference to some or treating others with condescension.
There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus ~Galatians 3:28
We are all made in God’s image. He made some of us to look this way, and some of us to look that way. He calls us beautiful. We are to seek unity, not vengeance. Stop bringing up the past sins of people you never met. Don’t let hate and prejudice and suspicion be your modus operandi. It helps nothing. It solves nothing. Move forward in the brotherhood of Christ. Together, we can show we are Christians by our love for one another. We can help each other kill sin, including racism.
God holds each of us accountable for OUR OWN ACTIONS. All of us, no matter what we look like or where we come from. Not the actions of other people, even if we happen to be related. Thank God. I can barely keep myself going.
Together we stand, divided we fall.