I see racism as an anti-love trap. It not only affects the victim targeted by it but probably more potently, it victimizes the one who perpetrates it. Don’t allow racism to become your problem turning you into a bitter and hate-filled person. You have a choice as to how you will respond. If we become like those who practice hate then Satan has won and accomplished his goal.Racism, like all opposition, can be a tool utilized to refine those who are its targets. It can make us more patient, kind, sharp, and enduring. If we stand in wisdom, discipline, wise movement, and love then Satan’s plan becomes defeated and the fool who perpetrates racism has the opportunity to see another view and possibly become humbled to the point of change.
“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1956)