The issue of racism is as old as the fall. Satanic hatred has plagued mankind ever since he first said no to God. Our treatment of one another has been abysmal as we have loved ourselves more than our God and therefore more than our neighbours. Our quest for autonomy—self-rule—has resulted in a lot of horrible repercussions, not the least of which is the folly of denying God-given dignity to those who are different from us. In other words, we tend to think that, after God established our ethnic identity, He threw away the mould and those who are different are therefore in some way inferior.
But it does seem that over the past eighteen months or so, the issue of racism is front and centre in undeniable ways—globally. We’ve seen this in high profile ways in the United States (Ferguson, Milwaukee, Charlotte), India (Delhi), and of course right here at home in South Africa.
Social media and the blogosphere are probably daily filled with tweets and articles addressing this matter, and … [Read More…]