I don't know about you, but I'm a little fatigued over all the chatter about the United States of America being a racist country. This blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Caucasian woman who loves Jesus, didn't get to choose her skin color, eye color, social status or nationality. And neither did anyone else, for that matter. Let's use some common sense here.
My husband is Italian, I have grandchildren who are part Hispanic and on my father's side I'm a descendent of American Indian's. Which by the way, were here in America long before many racial injustices began. I don't hear much talk about those injustices concerning some of my ancestor's, and I'm only sharing this as a common sense example. Racial injustice anytime or anywhere is wrong, period! However, we must also recognize that you and I have no control over the behaviors of those past generations, all those years ago. We simply can't change any of that, but what we can change and be in control of, is how we choose to respond to the people of our current generations.
Our country was founded on the principles that every person was created equal and every person should be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. I believe this and I believe most Americans believe this too. Some generations did a better job at this than others, however we have made continuous progress in the right direction, which is what leads me to profess that America is not a racist country. And quite frankly, I'm really tired of the news media and some politician's trying to convince us otherwise.
As a country, we have certainly made mistakes and had some pieces of our history that we'd like a do-over for, or maybe even want to erase. However, let's be clear... when we try to erase our history, it erases all the progress we've made towards creating that more perfect Union, and more importantly, puts us in jeopardy of repeating that same history.
Content of character should be our measuring stick, not the color of our skin, social status or the behavior of our ancestor's. All that is completely out of our control! What is in our sphere of influence though, is how we as individual treat each other and how we choose to come together and fight against all racism. Not just one category of it, but all of it!
It's coming together as Americans and shouting from the rooftops that beautiful Sunday School song of old... "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in HIS sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world!"
And let's also be reminded of that equally impactful song, "America the Beautiful," so we can continue to see God bless our amazing, full of opportunity, country, and help us to continue to make progress toward that more perfect Union! We are all Americans: Create vs. Criticize - YouTube
Such a positive message. We should all do our part to get rid of all racism and truly make our nation great again!
Great article! It is spot on! Judge by the content of a person’s character, not the color of their skin.
I just love this blog & couldn’t agree more!!! Thank you for saying what many are thinking!