It’s unfathomable to believe that we have so many minority groups under threat. The last I looked, the moniker above our nation’s door read the United States of America! We can’t allow threats, intimidation, or even death to detour our liberty or our integrity as a nation. Leaders who single out minority groups for ridicule or harassment are not being ethical and have shown the limitations of their decency. It takes a bigger person to stand with the oppressed than it does going along or inciting a mob.
Our country truly has fallen to the lowest pit if we can’t even show compassion or like people who look different than we do. It’s the heart that matters. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said people should be judged by their character. But the person who hurts or abuses another human being simply because of a difference in appearance is acting more like an animal than the human of which they are judging.
So let’s put into practice a discipline of compassion! Who knows it might be you who needs it next! Let’s entertain the idea of looking out for your fellow man/woman who has been marginalized by no fault of their own except for having a darker shade of pigment than an average European has.
It’s time to stop slandering, accusing, and violating people who have done no wrong! How about the idea that we are all innocent before being proved guilty. We need to quit stepping into the place of God with malice in our hearts. For who are we to judge? And if we judge let us show kindness and understanding in our assessment of another person. For we all want to be well thought of and held in high esteem, in our heart of hearts.
Let’s move to a place where we can call all men and women friends, brothers or sisters. For we need each other, we were made to look out for one another even when the political tides turn to a place of racism and cruelty. Who wins in that arena? But know that this is your time to act, to love, and be an example of empathy to those around you! Sure there will be people showing contempt for your stance for humanity. But stand anyway and be the example that we can look to in our time of need.