You might be unracist if . . .

The vast majority of Americans claim (and believe) that they are not racists. However, in an unracist society, race isn’t an issue.

You might be unracist if you look at faces and don’t see races.

You might be unracist if laundry is the only thing you separate by color.

You might be unracist if you are like a panda. They’re not stuck in one category. They’re black and white and Asian.

You might be unracist if the only race that you don’t have love and compassion for, is the one you have to run.

You might be unracist if for you, racial profiling is collecting dossiers about NASCAR drivers.

You might be unracist if you embrace all peoples as your equals regardless of their race.

You might be unracist if a person’s heart means more to you than his/her appearance.

You might be unracist if you’re convinced that pigment doesn’t make a person.

You might be unracist if you reach out and actively show love to people that the world says that you should hate.

You might be unracist if you’re not just “colorblind” but color-kind!

You might be unracist if you recognize that America’s racist past established belief systems and institutions that still, silently promote racism today (even in your own heart).

You might be unracist if you believe that racism is never justifiable.

You might be unracist if you realize that to ignore someone because of race is just as racist as to be mean to someone because of race.

You might be an unracist if you are on a lifetime journey of love and equality.

You might be unracist if you don’t make generalizations about groups of people.

You might be unracist if you continually search for the smallest remnants of racism in your own heart and instantly uproot them the moment you see them.

You might be unracist if you speak up against injustice and racism wherever it occurs.

You might be unracist if you can talk about people who look different than you do and not mention race or ethnicity.

You might be unracist if you don’t think your color neighborhood is the safest.

You might be unracist if people’s skin color matters no more to you than their eye color.

You might be unracist if you never use (or think) racial slurs.

You might be unracist if your church congregation has no segregation.

You might be unracist if you love the human race and don’t break it into subsets.

You might be unracist if black history, white history, native history, and every other color of your nation’s history are all equally important to you.

Friends don’t notice friends’ race. They just see their friends! “I have called you friends.” –Jesus

Read about ten nonracist Americans. Are you unracist? I am continually working hard to be and asking God to make me unracist!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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