Racism continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Much was accomplished in the ‘60s during the civil rights movement in the United States, a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation to eliminate prejudice. There is still more work to be done. The nation took stands against segregation in the late ‘50s and ‘60s followed by desegregation of schools, and the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, but the feelings of prejudice and hurt remain buried deep in the heart’s of people’s souls.
Some cannot comprehend the deep hurt persons of color who’ve suffered from racist slurs and who continue to experience and see this happening to their families and friends in a free nation.
The naïveté and unwillingness to believe that racism still exists today are revealed over and over each time racial injustices rears it’s ugly head. Many books and publications have been written, studies performed, guidance and teaching provided, workshops conducted, town hall meetings held, and protests for racial justice carried out to express objection and disapproval of systemic racism and police brutality in America and yet racism still continues to be an issue.
It is time to heal the hurt of those who have suffered long from the effects of racism. It is my hope that the Scriptures and the words in this series of posts will help bring about racial healing in our society.
Racism cuts deeply into the fabric of American society. The fabric of a society or system is its basic structure, with all the customs and beliefs that make it work successfully. The fabric of society in America has been deeply damaged by immorality and a turning away from God.
The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America – our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.—ronalD Reagan. 40th president of the United States
There is no room for racism in America. As former President Ronald Reagan said the time has come for us to turn to God and assert our trust in Him once again as a nation for the healing of America. Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal and reformation.