Racism and our view of God

The Christian Science Monitor

I Was waiting for the subway train to come. It was bitter cold—near zero, with a windchill factor of 30 below zero. It was late at night, and a few of us stood inside a small shelter that gave some relief from the wind.

We were huddled together, not saying much, when this fellow walked in and exclaimed loudly, "Man, it's cold out tonight!" He was a tough-looking person, who smelled of liquor, and a few of the others in the shelter backed off uneasily. The fellow noticed this and said, "Hey, just because I'm black doesn't mean I don't get cold just like you white folks!"

What to respond to—and what not
October 30, 1989

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