AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH FIRES –
IT IS WHAT IT IS – PURE RACISM!
Anyone who says the African American Church fires are nothing but coincidence are no better than those who set these fires! The Justice department should be looking for the arsonist(s) and prosecute them. These church burnings are more acts of on-going hatred that exists in mostly the southern states. Racism exists in all states but to a much lesser degree than what has happened in these southern states. As everyone is aware, it goes back to the worst time in our history when African Americans were slaves!
As I said in a previous blog, no one is born with hatred. It is a “learned experience”, taught and passed down from generation to generation. Until a new generation is no longer taught this hatred, it will remain. If the white Christian community would “rally” and speak out against this hatred, show love and equality for everyone, as Jesus taught, maybe it would make a difference. No matter how small. It has to start in the communities where this hatred is fostered and lives.
I understand there is no simple solution to the years of racism many people in the south have been able to perpetuate without any real consequence to themselves. This cannot continue if we are to call ourselves the “United States of America”! Yes, the Civil Rights Act has given some help but it won’t take away the hatred. We cannot “legislate” that. This has to be done with “people to people” working together to do what is right. We have to stand together, as a nation to keep all African Americans from this kind of terrorism!!