Monthly Archives: January 2015

Racism in America–Part Seven 3

identity in christRacism in America-Part Seven
Solution Four
Identity in Christ

We were going to discuss this solution later on in this series because it is the ultimate answer, but felt led we should cover this topic before addressing other solutions to racism. This article is specifically directed to those who are Christians. If you are not a Christian then you will not see this as a solution to stopping racism. Why? Because if you are not a Christian your identity certainly is not in Christ. It is in anything or everything except Christ. However, if you are a Christian then your identity should be in Christ alone-not your skin color, race, culture, heritage, upbringing, etc. This is not to say that any of these things are innately wrong. But they should not take precedence over Christ. Continue reading “Racism in America–Part Seven” »

Racism in America–Part six 3

breaking stereotypesRacism in America-Part Six
Solution Three
Breaking Stereotypes

Before we can break stereotypes we have to admit they exist. We have to admit they exist and that there is some truth in them. We have to admit they exist, that there is some truth in them, and stop excusing stereotypes. We have to admit they exist, that there is some truth in them, stop excusing stereotypes, and acknowledge there is much that is not true because of generalizations.

We have to admit stereotypes exist, that there is some truth in stereotypes, stop
excusing stereotypes and acknowledge
there is much that is not true because of generalizations, and to break the cycle of generalizations we must chose to do things differently to stop those generalizations.

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Racism in America–Part Five 3

stereotypes police donutsRacism in America-Part Five
Solution Two
Addressing Stereotypes

One of the reasons for racism is because of all the stereotypes that people have for various races/cultures. The stereotypes have been ingrained in people for years. Thus the issue of stereotypes must be addressed if we are going to look to solutions to stop racism.

Why are there stereotypes?

Stereotypes are Taught
Children growing up in certain communities are taught within their race/culture various stereotypes of other races/cultures. They may not be taught directly but they are still taught. A parent or friend does not have to literally teach the stereotypes but by the comments they make the child learns about the stereotypes. If a child keeps hearing certain phrases over and over again they will start to repeat them themselves and will start to believe them. Children growing up in a black ghetto are going to hear stereotypes about white people. Children growing up in the South are going to hear stereotypes about black people. Once the child has that stereotype in their mind there will always be the opportunity to see someone reflecting the stereotype. The problem is the child is not able to separate that one person from all the other people of that race.

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Racism in America–Part Four 5

acknowledgment racismRacism in America-Part Four
Solution One
Acknowledgement of Racism

In upcoming articles we will be talking about solutions to racism in America. It is going to take many solutions to solve such a large problem.

One of the first solutions to the racism problem in America is to acknowledge it exists. You cannot have a solution to a problem if you do not acknowledge there is a problem. Just because a person may not have experienced racism, not seen racism, and has not been racist does not eradicate the fact there is still racism in America. Thankfully there are individuals who are white or who are a minority that have grown up in areas of America where there has not been racism. However, I would argue that is not the case overall. It is the exception of the rule.

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Racism in America–Part Three 6

oh god whyRacism in America-Part Three
Why is There Still Racism in America?

As a nation founded on biblical principles and all mean created equal with inalienable rights it is sad that we even have to address the subject of racism in America.

There are multitudes of reasons for racism stay in America. The truth is that because of some of these reasons there will always be some forms of racism in America. Nothing any person or group of people do to stop racism will eliminate racism in America. However, if the issues addressed in this article are addressed, confronted, and dealt with we all can certainly reduce racism in America. It should be stated that there is noi justification for racism.

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All Things for All Men-Wear Different Hats

All Things for All Men
Wear Different Hats

Apostle Paul speaks about being all things to men, so that he can reach all men, to win some to Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23
 For though I be free from all men, yet have
I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20  And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might
gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might
gain them that are under the law;
 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without
law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are
without law.
22  To the weak became I
as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men,
that I might by all means save some.
 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker
thereof with you.

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