Our culture is doing something to our kids that could quite possibly scar them for life.
Treating them as victim groups. When they are told that everyone not belonging to their group will oppress them, that they will never be allowed to live out life to it’s fullest potential because of something that they can do nothing about over and over again, they believe it. This does something terrible to children, it makes them angry, and it makes them give up. This is the point where they really do become victims even if they have never been the victim of racism, or sexism.
Everyone is an individual, and regardless of what the media is telling us, most don’t give a hoot what your skin color is. If you are a good hard working person, even the people who see skin color won’t see it for long once you prove what an awesome person that you are. You are not a victim of your skin color unless you choose to be. Even if you do know someone who is really a racist, there are so few of them, it’s easy to ignore them. Find a decent person to hang around. Rise above the haters, be the best educated, hardest worker, and the nicest person that you can be. If you do that you will be a victor, not a victim!
One of my pet peeves is how few people refer to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. as a Reverend. Yes, I know that Doctor is a great title to have, but Reverend is a title that he choose for himself when he became a preacher. I may just be too cynical, but I think that many people call him Doctor in hopes of making us forget what he really stood for. He stood for Christ.
When Martin Luther King, Jr., confronted racism in the white church in the South, he did not call on Southern churches to become more secular. Read his sermons and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and see how he argued. He invoked God’s moral law and the Scripture. He called white Christians to be more true to their own beliefs and to realize what the Bible really teaches. He did not say, “Truth is relative and everyone is free to determine what is right or wrong for them.” If everything is relative, there would have been no incentive for white people in the South to give up their power. Rather, Dr. King invoked the prophet Amos, who said, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24). The greatest champion of justice in our era knew the antidote to racism was not less Christianity, but a deeper and truer Christianity. (Keller, RG, 64–65)
McDowell, Josh. Evidence That Demands a Verdict (p. xli). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.