June 4, 2020
Written by: Tasha Ann Miller
Racism is not starting over. It was never stopped. I am not writing to favor any side or color over another so you will be disappointed if that is what you were expecting. I am black, and I love my people. I love all people, therefore, I am unable to recuse myself from the justifiable unfairness at which I will look at the skin color issue. However, my intrepid soul has discovered the pure love of God, and my perspective is to discuss racism from the viewpoint of the lack of love and forgiveness in the hearts of people today which is the continuum for the injustices meted out to another human regardless of skin color.
The suppression and injustices meted out to people by people are still our greatest failings as humans. We know no love, so we love not. We have been divided since the days of sin in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve were separated unto selfishness and lost the pure love of unity when they became exposed. So our viewpoints today are still warped with the deception of our selfish realities instead of loving from the will of God in our hearts. Moreover, the issues began in the heart when we rejected God’s will and started viewing from our own fleshly desires. Therefore, we have lost the race in the battle against racism time and again because we will not yield to love others beyond the lines of race, skin color, economic background, class, and all the other terminologies we have so eloquently created.
No one deserves injustice. Both blacks and white have failed to love their own races even while whites oppress blacks and blacks are divided among themselves. The sadness of it all is that this division has stopped both races from attaining the healing of forgiveness through love. Though progress has been made on some levels where blacks and whites have worked, bonded, raised interracial families, and lived together peacefully; the true revolution can only happen when people turn to the source of love – God. Until people turn from sin and return to the Lord they will continue to see the results of sin today in the callous and vitriolic coldness of our societies. The true freedom is in Christ, and it is with Him that there will be one nation reigning in harmony as he prepares for his second coming where he will rule forevermore.
Unity is slowly becoming a lost treasure
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
The words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King are a loud rebuttal to the chaos that is presently happening worldwide. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s championed the need for legislation to protect black people from segregation and unfair treatment based on the color of their skin. Today, the issue has evolved beyond just racism as there is a propensity of dark souls that still continue to drive discord by heeding to hatred against their fellow brother not only because of skin color but the state of their hearts. The division along races across the United States and the world is becoming more apparent as it is being driven by hatred, greed, evil, and selfishness.
This darkness has awakened the tide of racial profiling against blacks which has been a condescend evil of enslavement that was never abolished from the 1964 Civil Rights Act as it was unable to legislate love in the hearts of whites who sought to suppress others. The darkness also continues to emanate across the world as the economic scales of classism, rich and poor, developed and underdeveloped, straight and mixed hair textures versus kinky natural hair, denominations versus religious systems, and all the other subtleties that we have developed to discredit people continue to work great against the unity we need to survive.
Diversity is unity in love
We are different people but love is the universal language of unity that blends all diversities. Love transcends the past by healing the pain and invoking the present with a vibrancy of togetherness as we march towards a bright and glorious future. It is the love that we all need to survive as we become our brothers and sisters keepers instead of warring against our bloodlines and becoming prey to division and its cold hunt to split the air we both breathe. The reason blacks protest is for love as the bitter days of the foot shackles and choke-holds of history suffocate their rights to be loved without being branded by skin color. They are tired of hearing the beat of their hearts go out in agony rather than being welcomed with the mercies of love without judgment of color.
The call echoes now following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer. It’s a call that reverberates the struggle for freedom since the history of enslaved black people. It continues from the day of the horrific lynching in Duluth, Minnesota on June 15, 1920, when three black men were accused of raping a white woman. They were dragged from their jail cells by an army of whites who lynched them and then took pictures before the bodies in a distasteful honorary triumph. The Duluth lynchings of Minnesota in 1920 were the most horrific thing I have ever read, and the evil was barbaric as the rape claim proved to be false. Three black men, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie were killed in hatred and injustice without receiving a fair trial. The same continues today as the fair trial to live and the right to justice cannot exist until people give way to love.
George Floyd lost his right to justice and life but his memory is sparking a change for people to stop hating and meting out injustice in the name of evil. His love has not died with him but it is spreading across the world. It seems the very breath he lost is speaking loudly in the peaceful and fair protests that are fighting for justice and truth from his death. We cannot continue to allow evil to persist but move in love to conquer the multitude of sins that it so easily leaves behind. Forgiveness is hard in the face of such horror but it is the only path to true love and not a love of feigned lips. The world is crying out for love. Unlike Cain who resisted being his brother’s keeper— can we learn to become our brother’s keeper, and start a chain reaction of hope to treat everyone with the respect and tolerance of love. The chain starts with me, and every individual who searches the reigns of their hearts and asks for their own forgiveness too.
The resistance to the perpetuation of evil dissidents and their pursuit to divide us can only be overcome by love. The concord resistance is unity and total surrender to God as we rally for change in racial injustices, murders, child abuse, human trafficking, and all other forms of extremities that seek to divide us. We are seeing the revolutionary call to action against systems that were designed to protect and serve in the honor of love failing to carry out their duties— the law, the judiciary system, the police, legislators, and leaders of government.
The voice and hope of the majority cannot be silenced, love must prevail.