How Can We Best Resolve Racism?
A photo is worth a thousand words. The following three photos are great examples of this truth.
1. This photo is of the Black 8-year old junior Comanche football team, who were led by their coaches, to not only kneel during the National Anthem… but to turn their backs!!
2.This photo is of a 3-year old White child, dressed in Klan garb, at a KKK rally, who obviously got away from his parents, and began to play with the shield of a Black police officer assigned to protect the assembly rights of his parents.
3.This photo is of an 8-year old Black child, comforting his tearful White teammate, who mistakenly thought his dad had abandoned him.
Photo 1. As you know, it is customary during the anthem to hold your hand over your heart and face the American flag. This means the anthem and flag are connected. And what is represented by the anthem and flag? America! Now, not only did these Black children kneel in protest of the anthem; but turned their back on the American flag! The critical question is, what were these impressionable children taught in this experience? The answer is simple: reject America!
F.Y.I – not even Black slaves rejected America!! What’s my evidence? The Colonization movement in America which began as early as the late 18th century did see a ‘small’ percentage of Blacks return to Africa, but the greatest opponents of this movement were Black people—primarily slaves! The vast majority of Blacks in America wanted freedom—not to return to Africa!
But that’s not all! America is a nation, which obviously is comprised of people. Although the children were too young to understand why they should reject America*, the seeds were planted through this incident. But—what seeds? As these 8-year olds grow and remember this incident; why they were told to kneel; and then, hear other like-minded adults offer opinions, they will reason something like: “I wonder why Blacks in America are oppressed; which caused my leaders to encourage me to reject the anthem and flag(and thereby America)?” Again, the liberal answer is simple: White people! Therefore, these kids will conclude, “White people are the reason Black people are oppressed, and because White people run America, I must reject America…and White people, who run it!” Allow me to ask a question, with as much sarcasm as possible: Is this racism? Duh!!!!
Photo 2. This photo is soooooooo very fascinating because it SCREAMS: racism is taught! But if racism is taught, it can be untaught! Another powerful lesson in the “racism is taught” adage is, because it is taught, it cannot be applicable only to White people! On the contrary, “racism is taught” is a universal truth, and applicable to all people groups, nations, ethnicities, and religions!! Its origin is the Bible, which teaches racism is sin(Jms2:1,9)! And sin infects humanity…not just certain people groups! This point is critical because liberalism teaches only White people are racist…which is racist!
Photo 3. This photo is THE answer to racial reconciliation! The child, who happened to be Black, saw another child, who happened to be White in distress, and was moved with compassion to comfort him. In other words, a Black child did not see the pain of a White child; or a White teammate; or a White person. The Black child was not moved with ‘Black compassion’, to help a White child. On the contrary, a young child was moved with compassion at the hurt of another, and used that compassion** to bring comfort.
The sin of racism can never be resolved viewing life through the lens of race! In other words, you cannot see people through your race, and also see them as God sees them (Gen1:27; Jer15:16)---the two are mutually exclusive!! Viewing people through your race, will cause you to view others through their race. Liberalism uses racism to attempt to resolve racism. The problem is that not only is this view racist, but racism can never drive out racism! Dr Martin Luther King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
In conclusion, regarding the children, God will use this one act of service, as an experience to teach both children: man is not defined by race! Furthermore, the eternal God will instruct both children: Whites and Blacks are not enemies! Finally, The Blessed Redeemer will inspire them that love--through serving others--can overcome anything…even evil(Rom12:21)!
Furthermore, and interestingly, these children had no idea that their experience was captured on camera, and is now being used to inspire people all over America, and possibly even the world, of its great truths?!?! Only the loving God of providence can do that!
Can you honestly say the Black kids on the junior Comanche football team learned anything even remotely similar? Beware…“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble…” -Mat9:42
*The article states the boys asked the coach about protests, and his response was to train them to kneel this is what Read the article and you will see they had to ask their coach about protests.
**All compassion originates in Christ (Mat9:36)…it is God’s nature! Man can possess compassion through God’s image and likeness. On the contrary, compassion cannot exist in Darwinism, because its mode of operation is survival of the fittest—which means the strong rule the weak—the exact opposite of compassion.
“People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but they’re unwilling to improve themselves; therefore, they remain bound.” –James Allen
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