I don’t know about you, but I am so tired of getting those ‘inspirational’ messages with a prayer at the end telling you to pass it on to fifteen hundred other people (an exaggeration, but you get the point.) Today, I decided to write a poem about it. No disrespect to anyone who has ever sent me one of those, but I really hope you’ll read this poem and understand why I feel the way I do about them.
Oh wonderful, heavenly Father
We just ask You to continue
And keeping us right now.
In Jesus name we pray,
Amen and amen!
I pray you were encouraged today.
Send this on to twelve people
And God will bless you tonight!”
So that’s what’s hot in the streets now,
Chain letters in Jesus name
Where on earth did we get the idea
To do that, anyway?
I have decided to turn off the comments section. This is a very hot topic and I ain’t got time for all that. I am going to be talking about my personal experiences with hate that has led to a distrust of a lot of my White brothers and sisters, so if someone wants to act a fool then they are free to do so. It just won’t be on this post.
I want to clear something up first before going into this: racism, as it is defined, is not just hating someone because of their race or skin color. Racism is the SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION of an entire group of people BECAUSE of their race. Therefore to call a Black person racist would be wrong because we as a people are the ones who were, have been and are oppressed to this day. What it can cause them to be however is prejudiced or discriminatory.
…which is why God has led me to share this very testimony.