I had no idea racism is still prevalent until I moved to a community that is rooted in their beliefs. Many of these beliefs that are old and in need of a reality check. They pretend to be okay with the changes that are happening but they go about teaching their children their ways. And GOD says guide a child in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Whether that way be good or bad the child will not depart.
I am sad to be in the midst of hate that has been passed down through the generations, unknowingly. Hate that is camouflaged as love and acceptance. Hate that resembles light, love, peace, joy, and all the good stuff so well that you could never know the difference from the outside looking in. It has taken me over a year to see clearly that I am surrounded by people that smile in my face but me for who I am.
Though there are few (mostly younger) that are not this way and I sense genuine love, I am still cautious. Not because of the color of my skin, but because this racism has to do with the middle class versus the lower class. The educated versus the uneducated. The prosperous and the poor. My heart aches at the injustice but I know that there is a season for all things. Nothing goes unnoticed by the ONE that watches everything, who never sleeps, nor slumbers. Due season is among us. We shall all bear witness.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, NIV)