A survey by Pew Research reveals the attitudes of Black people toward racial change
The issue of how to pursue racial justice in this country and how to reform the institutions and systems that perpetuate it mirrors our approach to many issues that need national attention and policy change. Fiscal restraint (aka stinginess when it comes to investing in people rather than weapons!)keeps us from adopting evidence-based programs that lead to reduced violence, improved quality of life, lifting people out of poverty. PREVENTION is where we safe money and improve our society, but we prefer to try to "fix" problems once they have occurred. I have seen this in healthcare all my career as an NP working with children with diabetes. We know how to prevent complications but insurance companies refuse to fund the very interventions that they know will lead to better glucose control and ultimately the prevention of complications. They will gladly cover all the surgeries and treatments necessary once complications occur. So heartbreaking and frankly, stupid. When will we learn that giving people what they need to live reasonably and investing in education and social services and housing---ie treating ALL people with dignity, respect and kindness will yield the kind of society in which we all say we want to live. Yet Christians, who should be the first to support such policies, are the first to oppose them. Yes, it takes a heart change, and the first hearts that need to be changed are those who say they love Jesus!!
If White people want to fight racism how do they become an ally so the fight is coordinated?
It’s so simple... yet so confounds the all of us... so very wise ones... me included... meet under the feet of Jesus... with both pictures of black, Indian, & white Jesus... wait there weeping, waiting and worshiping... & as we do... the 3 picture frames of Jesus will look more and more foolish until there is so much love for each other we stack them, put the least of us 3 in the front, the the next then the last picture frame... then we pile pile 3 huge boulders on top of them as a living monument reminding us where to go as the flesh depleted our spirit... and we stop and mark where we are at and go back the same way we left... waiting, weeping and worshiping Jesus again... until we are refreshed... then we pick up where we left off... no matter how uncomfortable we may get.
Thank you @jemar tisby,