Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Everyone You Meet

I grew up in a racist southern culture. Some of the religious folk I knew as a boy, had a huge blind spot in their spirituality.

I remember people questioning whether African Americans were fully human. I remember people saying they believed in racial separatism in places such as schools, swimming pools, and water fountains. At the movie theatres, persons of color entered separately and sat in the balcony. Doctors' offices had separate waiting rooms. Most public universities were all white.

When you read about, or experience, the anger of African Americans, please know that there is a story behind their strong feelings. If you had come from that person's family of origin, you'd probably be angry, too. Strive to be understanding, patient, respectful, and kind to everyone you meet, regardless of how they look.

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