How sinful it is for us to regard other Americans as different from us.

Monday, 1/115/17

Today we honor the memory of Martin Luther King, and we resolve to rid ourselves of all racial prejudice. Our first step in freeing ourselves from racial prejudices, and one thing that makes that difficult, is that our elders communicated their prejudices to us.

Like, one day when my mother and i were picnicking at a park bench, when an African American family to the next bench, and the woman surprised me by beginning to nurse her baby. Seeing my surprise, my mother said, "You must accept the fact that they are different from us."

She said that because she has been raised to think that way. But that was very un-Christian of her. How many African American individuals have been deeply hurt by such attitudes.

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