Commentaries have flooded the airwaves, the Internet and among general conversations about the recent horrifying racially charged incident that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The tragic, horrific and senseless tragedies and fatalities that resulted after the escalation this particular gathering brought, sadly and initially fueled by hatred, is a topic that continues to bring new or renewed conversations of such terrorism to the forefront of a common reality once more.
For those of us who are born from any type of ethnic derivation, regardless of where you are from, racism for most of us is not a foreign subject. This deep-seeded pathogen of darkness incubates within the very heart and soul of racial terrorists, and justification for their deeds and actions is imprudent and vile.
Like a wound that cannot produce a scab of healing, or a raging fire fueled by an accelerant of hatred, the mindset of this enemy is not only disturbing and dangerous, but it is a toxicity that cannot be tolerated or empowered. Somehow, such thinking spurs unnecessary and unsubstantiated race rating. There is no superior race.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27 KJV)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (excerpt from the Declaration of Independence)