Monday was the last day of Black History Month 2022. In my last post, I wrote this definition of racism:
“Racism, a predisposition to prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism against a person based on their membership in a racial or ethnic group, is a sin.”
The answer to racism in America or anywhere is spiritual in nature. It is a matter of the heart. And yet, if it is a matter of the heart, how do we know when racism is happening?
I cannot tell what is in your heart any more than you can tell what is in my heart concerning racism. We can usually tell by words that are said, actions taken, and exclusion from opportunities afforded to others. If you have ever experienced prejudice or discrimination, you know exactly what I mean.
In today’s culture, the charge of racism is leveled easily and often. If someone does not say or do what is expected, they may be labelled a racist. It is today’s equivalent of leprosy. You don’t want this label. Our society has reached a fever pitch on this issue.