I hate talking about the race issue because there is only one race: the human race. Yes, there are different ethnic groups within the human race. Some have darker skin, others lighter skin. Some have almond shaped eyes, others have more rounded shaped eyes. Some ethnic groups are quite tall and others quite short. But the bottom line is that we are all part of the same human race and need to treat each other accordingly and stop trying to use race as a tool of hatred.
Case in point is what happened to Alexander Calloway of Houston, Texas. Calloway, 21 and two other young black men approached a Valero gas station at 3:30 am, only to find it closed and the doors locked. Instead of leaving, Calloway and his friends banged on the front door and yelled at the clerk who was working inside. An argument ensued through the locked glass door.
In an attempt to resolve the matter, the clerk unlocked the door and tried to end the argument when Calloway hit him in the face. Seeing that the other two men had guns, the clerk drew his own gun out and shot his attacker in the stomach. Calloway was rushed to a local fire station by his cousin. He was then sent to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Police watched the surveillance tape of the incident and ruled that the clerk shot in self-defense and that his actions were justified. Of course, the clerk is not black, so even though he was the one who was first assaulted, Calloway’s father, along with a number in the local black community are all up in arms and want the clerk arrested and convicted.
I’ve seen this all too often across the country. Had the clerk been black and Calloway white, there would be no protests and no calls for justice. If anything, the white guy would be found guilty of a hate crime for punching a black guy in the face. But in real life, it was a non-black guy who defended himself against three armed blacks and now the blacks are blaming him and demanding justice. I noticed I didn’t hear his dad say anything about his son assaulting the clerk first or that his wonderful son bears any blame. And now, the clerk is out of a job because of the community pressure and protest against the store.
When will it all end or will it end? The saddest part in all of this is that it is the blacks that keep pouring fire on racial hatred. They are the ones that keep hollering the most when it is one way and not the other. Years ago I was worked the electric company as a meter reader and one of my routes took me into an all black area of town. I can’t tell you have many times I was yelled at, had someone in my face threatening me or how many times I was eyewitness to drug abuse and other crimes. But the incident that got to me the most was when a 3-4 year old boy walked up to me and called me a ‘m.f. whitey’ and told me to get my white ass out of his yard.
It became obvious to me that it isn’t society that causes blacks to become hateful and bitter, rather they are taught to be that way by their families. They are taught to hate whites from the earliest of age and that hatred continually gets fueled by family and friends as they grow up.
It’s no different than the way Muslim youth are raised to hate Jews, Christians and Americans from when they are very young. By the time they enter their teens, they’re already armed and ready to kill.
Proverbs 22:6 says:
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Unfortunately, too many children today are not being trained in the ways of the Lord and many of the racial issues we see taking place testifies to this.