Let’s Talk About Race – Day 16


Why should racism end Patty?

My three reasons why racism should end:

1) Racism goes against everything God intended. And if you’re not a God-follower (either Jewish, Christian or Muslim) then it goes against one of the basic values of society–the value of the individual.

Jesus quoted the Law, Leviticus 19:18, when He said “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” You can’t obey God, you can’t say you love God, and believe that one race is better than another simply because of skin color.

2) Racism wastes time. Time is a great equalizer. I have 24 hours, you have 24 hours and neither one of us knows how many 24 hour periods we’ll have on the earth. With all the pressing needs in the world today – modern day slavery, sex trafficking, abuse of children, lack of clean water, hunger… the list goes on – are we REALLY going to waste time on hate? Because I’ll tell you right now, ain’t nobody got time for that!

3) Racism forgets the individual. We are all unique. To hate or even to “merely” dismiss an entire race of people because of something like color means that you think somehow we are all the same based on our race or gender or things that are outside our own control. Sure, there are stupid people who are white, black, Asian, whatever – but there are wonderful people of all shapes, sizes, colors and genders.

Patty Rasmussen