Breaking the Shackles of Racism

Today it is hardly possible to read a newspaper or listen to a news program without learning of some new instance of upheaval, unrest, or violence resulting from racial prejudice. This problem is not limited to certain geographical areas or countries. It is almost a universal one, disrupting world brotherhood.

Racism has plagued mankind down through the centuries—from the bondage of the Israelites in Egypt to present-day injustices and inequities in various parts of the world. Is there no lasting and equitable solution to this problem, which could well be described as "man's inhumanity to man"?

Yes, there is. It lies, Christian Science explains, in a clear understanding of the allness of God, good, and of man's inseparable relationship to Him as His spiritual offspring. The basis of racism, as well as of the other problems facing mankind, is a misconception of man's origin, the belief that life springs from matter, hence that man is mortal and divided into races and classes. "The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin," Science and Health, p. 262; writes Mrs. Eddy.

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Talking It Over
October 10, 1977

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