I was watching one of the news channels where one commentator was accusing another commentator of being racially insensitive. Of course one was white and the other black. The black commentator commented on famous black leaders in combating racism, with the white commentator gave his father as an example in defending civil rights. Ironically both of them because of their color of skin felt victimized because of what their ancestors had done. The black commentator was noticeably angry at the injustice of blacks in the past, while the white commentator appeared apologetic about the past wrongs of his race. But are we responsible for what our ancestors did? Are we responsible for what thoughts our ancestors had? What makes each of us different from our ancestors of long ago? It’s not the color of our skin. The major difference is how we think. Yet we judge others based on skin color. It is like calling an obese person jolly because of his or her appearance. Our thoughts are what make us evil or good: it is not our physical features.
When we judge others by their physical form, their intelligence, their possessions, and yes their ancestry, it is discrimination and is not justifiable. But because we do not or understand the original purity of all mankind, we cannot understand that it is our thoughts that make us evil or good. Evil thoughts are not present in only one race; it is prevalent and sometimes spread like an infection. World history has many examples. It is the same with good thoughts; it is not the domain of only one race.