What Race Are You?

Group of hands holding national flags.We live in a multicultural country. It is a microcosm of our world. One of the beautiful things about America is our diversity. You can find every continent of the world represented here. The beauty and wonder of our diversity, however, has its thorns.

We are not born hating other races. We learn prejudice through our own culture and through personal experience. Prejudice is a sad and sick way to view other people. Watch little kids. They are colorblind. When they talk about their friend, they don’t describe them with color. They describe them with love. We are not better than one another. We are just different. Why should our race be a dividing point? Why can’t we just respect one another and peacefully co-exist?

The answer is actually simple, but implementing it is the challenge. What is the one thing that cures racism? Love. When you love someone regardless of their race, you are starting to see people the way God does. He does not look at the outside. He does not care if you are red, white, black, brown, or purple. He looks at your heart. He loves everyone regardless of race and expects us to love one another as well.

Racism exists within every culture, and the only way to eliminate it is through love and respect. We have to come to the point where we don’t see ourselves as better than anyone else. Next time you have to check a box indicating what race you are, remember that we are all part of the same race…..the human race.

There are only two rules you have to remember: Love God and love people. You can’t say you love God and hate your brother…for we are all brothers. Let each of us do our part and spread a little love.

I was at the Doctor this week and we were talking about our origins. He was bragging about being related to a famous person who died many years ago. I said, “That is good, but I have traced my roots all the way back to Adam!”  LOL.


Dan Skognes

4 Responses to “What Race Are You?”

  1. Cristina Andreescu says:

    Very well said! We all came from Adam.

  2. Very good article about racism. I wonder sometimes if God’s purpose for a multi-complex society of people was to teach us, that no one person is better than the other, and to teach Love and not hate!

    • Dan Skognes says:

      Thanks Darlene. I am not sure why God created so many different races, except that I know He is the Master artist. Perhaps, since Man was the pinnacle of His creation, we had to reflect His colors. :o) Shalom! Dan

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