I’m amazed by all these people being caught in black face. I never knew anyone or attended any event where that took place. It must have been occurring in other circles with other people, because it’s cropping up so much now in the public arena, but I’m from North Carolina and never experienced it. I asked my husband, from Kansas, if he’d ever been anywhere where someone had dressed in blackface and he said no. Maybe we were just running with different crowds.

You’re right that Christians should be the first ones to object to racism and prejudice because we are all God’s children and all created in his image. My mother drove past the churches in our town that all her relatives attended and went out of town to attend a church that was biracial with a black minister. I don’t even think color was a thing for her. She just liked the church. She turns 100 years old this summer and still goes to that church, although she doesn’t drive herself now. She’s picked up every Sunday by a friend.

I hope one day we can all get past color and care about each other as people.

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