A failure to appreciate

What we have here in America, is a failure to appreciate every color of humanity. It’s amazing how categorizing people by skin (the bag that holds everything together) eventually makes everything fall apart.

Your skin is amazing! Anybody who thinks otherwise is unaware of the incredible complexities of human skin.

The idea that skin shade shows who someone is, is ridiculous. How did we humans ever get duped by such a concept? Racism can be defined as: Letting people’s hide hide who they really are. It is the act of making people uncomfortable in their own skin.

Too many people disapprove of God’s painter’s palette. They disrespect some of God’s color choices for people. Although the foundation of racism is only skin deep, it continues to rip lives apart.

To be afraid of people’s muscles or of a hostile attitude makes sense. To be afraid of their skin color is nonsense. The negative complexities that have been connected to people of darker complexions are completely unfounded. However, centuries of skin-shaming are not easily gotten over.

If we want to social distance when we see a particular skin color, there’s some degree of racism somewhere inside us. Racism is rejecting a gift because you don’t like how it’s wrapped. Every person of every color carries the image of God. To disrespect any person or group of people, is to disrespect their Creator.

America has been skinned–brutalized by the lie that skin color devalues some of its people, exalts others, and justifies injustice. It’s time for a skin care regimen. Everyday show people of all skin colors that you care!

Fact check: Black lives didn’t legally matter in America until the Civil Rights legislation. Much disrespect yet lingers. It’s time to stop it. Freedom and equality cry out that it’s morally wrong for law enforcement to approach people of different complexions differently.

Ready to think creatively about race? Search for: Off the RACE Track book.

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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