Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Issue

Is Christianity a “white religion?”  In this issue, read topics about race and racism in the Bible, discover how to study the Bible effectively, and learn if you are a Christian racist.  Also, find out why it’s not that great to be a Barnabas, learn how the prosperity gospel hurts Christians, and why is it important for women to be shamefaced?  Plus, check out an article by contributing writer, Pat Jeanne Davis.

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Racist Christian? 29 Lies and Patterns of a Blind Racist

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All racists are wicked and may be loud about it. However, many white, and black people, don’t realize that they are racist.  Throughout this article are 29 lies and patterns of a blind racist.

Racism is : poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race
: the belief that some races of people are better than others ~ Merriam Webster Dictionary App 2017

“Scholars break racism into multiple categories:

Structural racism: Assigning social value to human populations contingent on misperceptions of inherent differences.

Symbolic racism: Rhetoric that delegitimizes others.

Institutional racism: Incorporating and formalizing misperceptions of differences into society through public policy.

Interpersonal racism: Acting on such misperceptions in direct or face-to-face interactions.

Insidious racism: Unconscious belief in and perpetuation of these phenomena.

Internalized racism: Among victimized populations, accepting and manifesting negative portrayals.

Systemic racism: The influence of these phenomena at multiple levels and across multiple dimensions of society.”
(Cred: Jay A. Pearson- LA Times Op-ed)

My White Racism Experiences

Being brown and living in a white community for a time was eye-opening. Certain blacks tend to think that light-skinned people don’t fully understand the black experience. This is a lie. Even if you are light brown in a white community, you are black.  I am biracial, but I was still called the N-word. I was the token friend that white girls could point to in order to say that they had a black friend. I was set up several times by white males who wanted to try to molest the black girl in secret. A couple of my dates would not bring me to meet their parents. I was nearly raped twice, one was a fake date. Guys lied that they slept with me to their friends.  I learned that being black was the worst in their eyes and the racial undercurrent was always that I was the third wheel or the dirt. I often felt that I gave confidence to certain white girls because they were not threatened by me. No matter how cute I may have been, my black heritage was a mark against me. White girls who are racists, but don’t think they’re racist, are good at keeping you as a friend at a distance.  This is, by no means, an exhaustive list.

Here are 15 examples of silent or blind racism toward black people:

1) Drawing a line:

Your inner thought isWe can meet at church, but not at my house.” (Of course, you would NEVER say that to them.)

2) Or Drawing an emotional line:

Your inner thought is “We can meet at my house, but I’m not coming to yours.” (Of course, you would NEVER say that to them either.)

The Fix:
Figure out why you really don’t want them coming to your house or you not going to theirs. If it’s because of sin, reprove them of their sin. If it’s fear, what is the root of the fear? Is it a godly warning or a devil implant such as an ungodly belief system you learned from a parent or friend? Is your fear based on being around too many black people at once? If it’s their race and cultural mannerisms, you’re a racist. Repent, pray for help, and open your heart.

3) Having a Token Friend:

All your social media posts and gatherings have white people, but when racism arises, you take a selfie with your one black acquaintance and post it on your social media feed. Or, you point to your one black acquaintance as proof of your lack of racial discrimination.

The Fix:
Have a real black friendship that is developed with memories, not just an acquaintance you see weekly at church or bible study.

4) Third Wheel Inclusion:

This is the same thing as having a token friend, but it’s that ONE-TIME where you invite your black acquaintance to an outing with you and your two other white friends. Usually the black acquaintance is the “friend on the end.”

The Fix:
Actually make an effort to develop a friendship regularly. No need to feel like you have to protect yourself with two, other white friends.

5) Thinking Your White Town Has Black People:

If you can count on your hands the number of black people in your school, or church, grocery store, or neighborhood— you don’t have black people.

The Fix:
Stop thinking that because there is another black family in the area, that the two black families will automatically hang out and get along.  Nevertheless, it makes a difference being around a community of people who understand and have a strong voice for the black struggle.

6) Thinking a Handful of Black People in One Location is a Ghetto.

The Fix:
Don’t assume all black people are the same. Many are educated, civilized, Christian, and living in decent black neighborhoods. Especially in college towns, you will find black people attending college rather than dope-slinging.

If the city neighborhood isn’t broken down and desolate with strange people standing on a corner, or the neighborhood homes don’t have bars on the windows, chances are it’s a good community. Keep in mind, a lot of white people have issues too. Ask yourself, “Why am I assuming that lots of black people in a town means it’s a ghetto?”

7) If One Or More Black Families Move Into Your Neighborhood and It Makes You Feel Uneasy.

The Fix:
First, you’re a racist. A racist is an individual who has fears or beliefs that cause concern or hatred for a race. It is not difficult in the United States to soak up beliefs that black people are wild, undisciplined, uneducated, prideful people. After all, those people absolutely exist— mostly due to oppression. However, like in the movie Hidden Figures and Queen of Katwe, many intelligent, black people exist, you just don’t know about it. Pray about this issue if it’s in your heart.

8) If You Feel that Being Authentically Bilingual is Unnecessary for Our Country:

Ok– this might be a stretch.  However, America has racist roots.  Dig deep.  Have you ever thought for a moment why America never made it a priority to ensure American kids were authentically bilingual or multi-lingual? It’s the American pride, which stems from the white pride that has made our country ignorant.  Yes, most American (European and African) kids took Spanish and Chinese in public school, but are they fluent? Did any of us know in that in America — after English, Spanish, Chinese, and French — comes Tagalog?  Does it seem strange that we are the country that has accepted an influx of immigrants and yet, we do not have enough teachers instilling foreign languages into our children to communicate with them?

9) Feeling that Being Historically Intelligent about Black American and Indian American History is Embarrassing and Best Forgotten:

Many white homeschoolers do this as well as small-town schools. You will not get the facts and details about oppression.  Black History in my school was embarrassing and I felt like the white kids felt justified that “Yep, black people are ignorant slaves and “Indians” are savages.  Whites are intelligent conquerors.”

The Fix:
Face the truth and quit sweeping it under the rug.  White supremacists have worked hard to bury historical facts through “white-washing.”  This affects certain people today who will ignore learning about facts presented to them and instead, they will say, “Let’s just focus on the good things.  Times have changed.”  Meanwhile, their old, implanted, blind beliefs remain with them.  The problem with this is that in order to fix racial issues, you must confront them and deal with them because the undercurrent is still there.  If you pretend it is not there, you are robbing people of their justice. By learning, you will see certain beliefs that are lies passed down to keep the person of color hindered.

For example:  Did you know the true power that the KKK had over America in 1920?  Did you know that the Wizard of Oz is a story about the KKK Wizard?  I just discovered this by happenstance of reading certain works by Frank Baum.  I discovered that he was a terrible racist through his Wogglebug story.  Then, putting the Oz pieces together showed the ultimate, KKK plan, which affects black people to this day.

Furthermore,  white children should leave with an accurate education that causes them to feel repentant about the wicked part of their robbing ancestry in America. They should not feel that whites are superior.  They should understand that it was domestic terrorism.  They should also feel moved with an intense desire to embrace and stand for people of color. This is repentance.

10) Thinking that Most Black People are Lazy, on Welfare, and Looking for a Handout:

First of all, who said all people on welfare are black? It’s important to consider that it might be more challenging for blacks to get good jobs especially because of the biases I am listing here.

Republicans— or should I say “evangelicals”– say that the poor should work while on welfare and that welfare should cease after a couple years. However, the Bible teaches us to give to the poor.

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. ~Exodus 22:25 KJV

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God. ~Leviticus 23:22 KJV

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, ‘Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. ~Deuteronomy 15:11 KJV

[6] But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? [7] Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? [8] If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: [9] But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. ~James 2:6-9 KJV

[22] Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: [23] For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. ~Proverbs 22:22-23 KJV

Nothing is wrong with helping people to get a job through a reasonable process, but demanding it is un-Christian. CHARITY SUFFERS LONG AND IS KIND.

Is this hypocrisy of exacting labors really blind racism wrapped in an alt-right package? It certainly is NOT the Christian doctrine.

11) Not Being Sensitive Or Intelligent About Black People:

“Can I touch your hair?”

“Oh… you speak so properly?”

“How could you date a black woman/man?”

“I thought all black people liked watermelon and fried chicken.”

“You shouldn’t mix races. Stay with your own kind.” (P.S…. We’re all human.)

“I’ll date one, but I won’t bring one home to mom and dad.”

“I don’t see you as black.”

“You’re the perfect shade.”

“They’re playing the race card.”

12) If Every Time You See a Crazy Black Person on T.V., You Log It In Your Brain as Another Example that All Blacks Do the Same.

13) Assuming that There is Not a Justifiable Reason for Affirmative Action or Black Lives Matters:

Because of the ugly biases I am listing, it is clear that blacks need a favoring process. Any person who cannot see this, does not see their own ignorance nor the systemic racism that still exists.

14) If You See the Evidence Pertaining to Rodney King and Treyvon Martin and Yet, Fail to See the Blatant Injustice Against Them: ?

[9] For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ~Romans 13:9 KJV

15) If You See and Hear Racism or Racial Slurs and Don’t. Say. Anything… OUT LOUD AND WITH REBUKE.

 

NEWSFLASH… These White People are Not The Only Racists

Yes, certain black people are racist too.

My Black Racism Experiences

Black racists do exist. I was shocked to find that out in high school, but I did not recognize it at first. I honestly thought black people were victims and so we all stuck together. However, I learned quickly through black women that shades mattered to some of them. If I was two shades lighter, I was a target for their hatred. It was truly astonishing to experience immediate, unprovoked, raw, verbal hatred from black women whom I thought were my sisters.  This occurred countless times throughout my life.  I felt like “if they could kill me, they would” — as if my lighter existence was my fault. Years ago, I even had a black waitress suggest several times that I order lemonade for my skin color, instead of the tea I wanted. Likewise, I’ve had black men tell me my color was out-of-style or they would make a point to diminish me as “not being black enough” while pretending I was invisible.

Don’t misunderstand though, certain whites have been raw like this with me too. Therefore, black racists need to understand that they have a problem with killing their own people through hatred and mocking of shades.

Here are 13 examples of blind and overt racism in the black community:

You’re probably a blind racist in the black community:

  • If You Hate White People (ya think…)
  • If You Think Every White Person Has an Agenda Against You
  • If You Feel the Need to Become a Black Panther, a Farrakhan Muslim, or an AME Church Attendee (to hate rather than to unite)
  • If You Get Mad When You See a Light-skinned, Hispanic, or White Girl with a Black Man
  • If You Have a Tendency to Mock Light-skinned or Dark-skinned Blacks or Multi-blacks
  • If You Glare and Spew Hatred at Light-skinned Girls
  • If You Think Dark-Skinned People Have It Worse Than Light-Skinned People:  No one…  I repeat… No one can tell a dark-skinned African-American that their skin is not black enough to be black.  Yes, racists do like to rob the light-skinned of their identity on both sides.
  • If Every Time You See a Crazy, White Person Incident, You Murmur “White People.”
  • If Your World Revolves Around Embracing Everything Black, Black Pride, or Black Power and Rejecting Everything Light: Nothing is wrong with embracing your black-nicity. Amen to that. Yet, if embracing your culture means “You’re the Kings and Queens” and everyone else is beneath you, you’re a racist. Black people should not be ashamed of their hair, skin, and features, but pride is a snare. Did you know that “a proud look” is listed as the first thing that God hates in Proverbs 6:16-17 KJV? Avoid it. Read this next article too.
  • If You Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Befriending White People (So to speak)
  • If You Reject the White Jesus:: If Jesus’ skin color and “American social injustice” is more of a concern than His commands to examine yourself, be clean, and spread the gospel, you’re a racist. If the “white Jesus” has caused you to leave Christianity, you’re a racist.
  • If you assume that if a dark or light-skinned person is well-spoken, they are “trying to be white.”
  • If you don’t call out black racism as racism.
  • If you despise your own black skin and believe the “good hair, bad hair” lie: I cannot altogether blame these people. They’ve been brainwashed by too many haters. They’ve been rejected and are trying to find acceptance. Black is beautiful and you ought to be loved. So— find strength and don’t bleach yourself.
  • If you still use the slave master’s slang on your black people, but say “it’s all love” now.

Black people may have a right to bitterness because racism has not ceased. However, embracing hatred is the opposite of “loving your enemies.” You cannot claim Christianity if you fail to love your neighbor as well. You also cannot claim to be the victim while knowing that your friend or child oppresses your own people physically or verbally. That’s hypocrisy. Repent and reject all retaliation and exaltation of self.

Also, the person who has a hard time with bitterness should look to Jonah. He had pity on a gourd, but could not find pity for the people of Ninevah. Ninevah ancestors were enemies of Israel, but they repented when Jonah brought God’s word. Jonah, an Israelite, was angry that God gave them mercy.

It is fully possible to stand against oppression without violating God’s commands.

White People

White people may have a right to feel uneasy or afraid. It was their own people who robbed, enslaved, oppressed, murdered, and withheld from the black community in America. Nevertheless, that fifty-foot pole is not helping to mend the sins of your ancestry. In fact, many white people keep the racism alive by not trying harder, learning and speaking out about ethnic injustices, and being an authentic Christian.

White people and any other race who is racist towards black people:

Continually educate yourself on African American history, the KKK, and true story-based movies (with discretion) like Woodlawn, A Ballerina’s Tale, Cry Freedom and Hidden Figures. Give your kids reading books like Henry Box Brown and The Other Side. Work to learn from these things. Nothing is worse than a blind racist thinking they are educated and yet, still continuing in their old ways.

[2] How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. [3] Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. [4] Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. ~Psalm 82:2-4 KJV

Here's My Final Example:

The— “There’s no such thing as racism” — Racist.

You would think these were white people, but I actually met a black couple who believed this. They grew up on an island (I won’t mention), which has well-to-do, educated blacks who somehow believe that anyone crying racism has brought it upon themselves through their own uneducated ignorance.

Really? All my racist experiences were because of something I provoked, even being well-spoken?

These Islanders also tend to think that they are not black—though they are black indeed, and surely would be an N-word in America. This type of haughty racism turns a blind eye to oppression.

All racists are hell-bound.

I’m not the Creator of the law, but I work to uphold it.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ~Galatians 5:14 KJV

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. ~Romans 13:10 KJV

[8] If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: [9] But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. [10] For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point , he is guilty of all. ~James 2:8-10 KJV

 

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