I’m Not A Racist: What Makes You Appear American?
What makes you appear American?
I’ve ended what I thought was a friendship with someone that was nice to another friend of mine who was an Arab Muslim, but privately told me that as a Christian I shouldn’t be associating with Muslims. Then he made it worse by telling me that he wasn’t a racist, because we (me and him) may be different races, but we’re both Christian and we got along fine. So I asked him if we got along so well as friends who believe in God, why can’t we get along with someone who isn’t Christian? Is it because we believe something different? How different are we and our beliefs if we do not take the opportunity to consider and accept each other as who we are and not what others may want us to be?
He told me that I didn’t understand. I agree, I don’t understand any reason for discrimination. If Jesus discriminated who would he had as apostles? But let me reserve my righteous indignation for another day.
Perhaps this is just a subject that drives down my avenue of interest, or maybe this is what I’m suppose to be doing. Either way, there is a problem that is not American, nor is it of any other nation. It’s a curse that is ruining the world in installments. Not realizing the racist, bias, prejudice within you is the carbon monoxide of it all. Eventually it will consume you. Saying “I’m not a racist” is unacceptable, because if you’re truly do not harbor racial animosity, religious intolerance and/or an ethnic bias you will have little need to say I’m not a racist.