I was watching one of the news channels where one commentator was accusing another commentator of being racially insensitive. One was Caucasian and the other African American. 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 the actions of their ancestors. 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 our ancestor’s sin? We have no connection except our genes that determine our physical form and color. Because of our color or race, should we be punished for the action of our ancestors who lived long time ago? Are all females responsible for Eve’s bite of the forbidden fruit?
It is our thoughts that either connect or disconnect with our ancestors; and it is not race or color that connects us. We have the choice to eliminate the evils that emerge in man’s mind. These evils are greed, arrogance, and self-love. It is these evils that are passed on from one generation to another that hinders mankind from having joy and peace. Unlike race or color that we cannot change, we can change our thoughts from evil to good.