There can be no question mankind must mete out our social stigmas as they have accumulated over time; one of these imperfections is our racial discrimination, and it isn’t just one race doing it to another, to be sure.
We can all admit that there is racial discord. Thank God we have moved out of the barbaric times of our not-so-distant past where there was such a thing as legal slavery.
Today the scars still run deep, and there is still racism, an inherent reflex to judge someone based upon the color of their skin. Reconciliation doesn’t happen overnight, but great strides will be made as Black Americans and White Americans learn to come to grips with the fact that they must co-exist as equal partners. Let us recognize our differences, but let us also share in the appreciation of what our ancestors did to pay the heavy price for us to get to where we are today. This country belongs to all of us, to everyone who believes in the strength of ‘Of many, one.”
We are all God’s children, and if we start there great things can and will continue to happen. If we can find our spirit-commoness, true reconciliation can be achieved.
For now, our common enemy are those forces who would like to see the United States fail, who would like to see our liberty and our free speech diminish. The United States belongs to all of us who cherish true liberty, the right to exist unfettered.
The Urantia Book tells us that the different colored races wer eintended to provide stimulative co-operation, to learn tolerance and trust, to learn how to get along and to become stronger as one progressive race as time moves forward, that is our shared destiny.
History is replete with racial strife, most of it pretty ugly, which is why when we see honest protests as we are witnessing today, we can be joyous that better times are ahead; already mankind has made great strides towards settling his dfferences peacefully instead of picking up a sword, a knife or a gun to solve his problems as was the old fashion way.
Let us be encouraged in that recognition as we continue to find common ground on what brings us together as Americans; and as we do so through intelligent discourse and a desirous pursuit of mutual understanding, we remain a beacon of hope for the world.
The Urantia Book clearly outlines racial reconciliation as the better way, the more advanced way for any progressive society seeking to establish goodwill and peace on earth.
Urantia Book 52:6:4
“Brotherhood is impossible on a world whose inhabitants are so primitive that they fail to recognize the folly of unmitigated selfishness. There must occur an exchange of national and racial literature. Each race must become familiar with the thought of all races; each nation must know the feelings of all nations. Ignorance breeds suspicion, and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love.”