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Christians and Racism

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Racism takes many forms and many people have dies because of it. It occurs when people are prejudice and discriminate against people because of the colour of their skin. People are prejudice, and use their own views to physically or verbally hurt others, who they see as different to them before knowing the facts. There is no excuse for people being racism. The Church of England and Roman Catholic both condemn racism of any form. All Christians would have been brought up believing that racism is wrong. There are many teachings in the bible, which suggest that, this s very wrong, and should not be happening. The bible is the inspired word of god, and shows that god loved everyone and you should return this love to god by following his teachings in the Bible. This is shown in Matthew 25:31 - 45: ' What you do unto the least of my people you do unto me' this means that if some one hurts there neighbour then they also hurt god. ...read more.

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One of the most famous protests that king organised was a bus boycott because a tired black woman refused to give up her seat to a white persona was arrested. This movement was called the civil rights movement of 1960 whose leader was Martin Luther king. Many laws were passed in favour of whites, because of his non-violent protests. One of the most famous speeches Martin Luther King said was: " I have a dream that one day Gods children, blacks, whites, Jews, Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the black peoples old song "Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty, we are free at last." Desmond tutu is another example of someone who responded to racism using pacifism. He is an Anglican Archbishop in South Africa, and a civil leader. He announced apartheid as 'as one of the most viscous systems of Nazism'. ...read more.

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It might be because they are uncomfortable with who they are as a person, or how they look, but whatever the reason is, they only put down others to build themselves up. These kind of people are often very brave in front of others, but lose much of their power when on their own. This goes to show, racism isn't just caused by just one person, but many people who have had ideas put into their heads. These leaders would be powerless without their followers. A famous example of this is Adolf Hitler. Although I belive it is alright to be prejudice against a single or group of people because of something they have done that affects you, but your prejudice should not over flow into violence or abuse. In conclusion, no matter what anyone says, we are all equal, regardless of where we came from or what we look like. Racism is not only offensive to those who are it's victims; it ruins lives and hurts people emotionally, mentally, and physically. Racism is WRONG. ...read more.

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