Have we returned to the Deep South to times of old when people ignorantly made racist statements with no thoughtful considerations of others? This week, I couldn’t tell because racist comments have been alive and well in this wonderful country of ours. From “sea to shining sea,” we received a nasty taste of racism at its finest from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy coupled with a hefty dose from LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling! What’s going on! We knew that racism wasn’t cured, but folks’ mouths had become slightly tamed over the years. At least, that’s what we thought. What is deeply embedded inside eventually comes out! Peoples’ comments, conduct, and actions travel inside, out. Certainly Bundy’s and Sterling’s did! In some ways, we have witnessed a backwards human rights momentum. We must find a way to end the intentional and careless slips of the heart, the mind, and the tongue. We must find a way to “Heal the world.” We need an avenue to make the world a better place for you, for me and the entire human race.” Only God can help us! I hope we listen and take heed…this time!
Photo reprint: www.blogs.rockingham.k12.va.us ; Lyrics: “Heal the World” – Michael Jackson.