Kathy Mercado Temecula, CA I do not know what it is like to be pulled over by the police because of the color of my skin. I do not know what it is like to be called degrading names because of my ethnic background. I do not know what it is like to be profiled [...]
Amy Hueitt Gastonia, NC I am black and white. My children are black and white! Genetics play an important role in how we appear. My son looks Mexican because his dad was Mexican! My daughter looks Mexican white because her dad was white! God truly has a sense of humor and He makes no mistakes, [...]
Bryan Quevedo Moreno Valley, CA California Baptist University It was not until taking CBU HIS311 class that I have learned a lot about race and how some people are completely ignorant to what has happened in American history. The other day I walked into a grocery store to hear a cashier argue with a black [...]
Kurt Huber Monroe, CT My favorite quote on family is from Desmond Tutu. “You don’t choose your family. You are Gods gift to them, as they are to you.”
Susanna Gourlay Wilbraham, MA This is a saying my dad taught me. I moved to the USA from Scotland and it was a phrase he told when I was talking to him about how sad it was that people get treated differently based on the color of their skin. The saying means, “We’re all God’s [...]
Jake Coenen Fond du Lac, WI
Don Rackley Chattanooga, TN I know “minorities” who have succeeded as well as anyone on the planet. I also know white people who have failed miserably. It’s not about the Race; it’s about the Culture you choose to accept. I was part of an “interracial” marriage for 13 years, and I got to see how [...]
Malley Morales Dallas, TX Nowhere in the Bible does it say, “and then Jesus whipped his slaves, who were inadequate because of their skin color.” We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all equal.
Andrea Robinson Freeport, NY To God be the glory, if we are to be a united nation.
Andea Robinson NY If nothing changes, nothing changes.
Robin Kim Costa Uniondale, NY All things are possible thru Christ our Lord.
Kathy Lynn Gueye New York City, NY Queens Without the elder there is no youth without the youth there is no future….who is holding the cards when the youth can’t see past tomorrow living on broken promises of yesteryear when the dream has become the nightmare WE cant wake up from!
Thea Britton Kansas City, MO
Ravit Ortiz Mountain View, CA Our 6 year old daughter is trying to find her way with culture and beliefs that feels best for her. I was raised by my Jewish Afghani mother (who is came out when she was 40) and my father who is Moroccan (Was Jewish, now Atheist) . My husband was [...]
Martin Logan Seattle, WA God knows no races.
Ray Magner Amherst, MA I may not be the most religious person, but I do know that the God I believe in has no patience for hatred.
Grace Bowling Eugene, OR It’s rough being different. Human nature/society/whatever tells us differences are bad. They truly aren’t and as cheeseball as it sounds, the sooner we start valuing what is inside each other, the better.
Joseph L Collins Jr Omaha, NE Ashland Avenue in Chicago was the street you could not west of it at 69th street or you would get beat up by White men/boys in the early 60′s. A white priest was a defender of the neighborhood that let that hate happen. God is about Love and that [...]
Vicki Zacarías Fort Smith, AR
Dennis Jack Higgs Saint Peters, MO I was raised in West Texas in the 50′s and 60′s. Although racism was rampant around us, we were not raised to be racist. I am now in my mid sixties and still to this day, one incident, when I was about six or seven years old, that lasted [...]
Donald A. Dale Lancaster, PA I believe in a loving, caring and gracious GOD and that we are all GOD’S children, created equally.
Dennis Donnelly Severn, MD Being a practicing Christian I believe that God created each of us in His own image. Not to be confused with or determined by outward appearances but by the essence of our being.
Ronald Killebrew Memphis, TN If God made be black, he must had a good enough reason to do so, and that is good enough for me. Real talk.
Matthew Neal Detroit, MI Nothing about who I am, where I am from, what I look like, and what I have done will ever have an effect on how much GOD has loved me. I love him because he loved me first.
Bobesh Silhavy Naples, FL Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
TAB Memphis, TN My God is not colorblind!
Rabbi Jeremy Gerber Wallingford, PA I actually came up with this one together with a good friend who is an Episcopal Priest. We were talking about how skin color has nothing to do with quality of person or hierarchy in the world. Maybe it’s really all about proximity to the equator and the passage of [...]
Amanda USA I have been bullied throughout my years. Being bullied caused a wall to be built around my heart and I couldn’t feel or let any emotions out. I let darkness take over my life, but now that I’ve grown up and found light, I feel relieved. I am who I am, I will [...]
Emily Mueller Athens, OH “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9 ESV)
Allan Jespersen California, MD
Kristine Paulus Providence, RI
Cynthia Koopman Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Kristy Straub Woodberry Heights, NJ It has ALWAYS annoyed me (since I can remember) when people say “I don’t see color” in an effort to demonstrate their acceptance/tolerance of those different from themselves…… but how offensive that actually is: “I refuse to acknowledge where you come from because our differences may cause tension so I [...]
Thomas Voracek College Park, MD University of Maryland My thought after accidentally rear-ending another car and watching the driver get out.
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Doris Engelhart Rochester MN
Anonymous Oakdale, MN The Serenity Prayer is used by many different kinds of recovery groups because it helps focus ones strength on the issues one can control and helps to let go of those one cannot control. Its a tough prayer to apply all the time, but the one part I can always apply is [...]
Anonymous Marietta, GA Thank you Michele. Lord! How you speak through her!
Robert Franklin, St Louis , MO