Healing racism—getting rid of labels

Honest labeling can provide useful information about consumer products. But when labels are applied to humans, we are bearing false witness against our neighbor. One of the most bigoted labeling practices today is racism.

Racism often seems easier for civic-minded individuals to decry when it occurs in a remote country or, at least, in a different part of the city or region from where we are living. Under these circumstances our own lives are not directly affected, and we may fearlessly state, as the author of Malachi does, "Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?"

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SECOND THOUGHT
January 21, 1991
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