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Lord, heal our nation and ourselves of any prejudice in us. May we see one another how You see us. Help us stand for Your biblical values even when society is against us.

This excerpt is from the taxpayer funded National Museum of African American History & Culture:

We recently unveiled “Talking About Race,” an online portal providing research, studies, and other academic materials from the fields of history, education, psychology, and human development. Our goal in doing so was to contribute to a discussion on this vitally important subject that millions of Americans are grappling with.  . . .

Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.

This white-dominant culture also operates as a social mechanism that grants advantages to white people, since they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal. Persons who identify as white rarely have to think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.

Thinking about race is very different for nonwhite persons living in America. People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.

Whiteness (and its accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color. Acts of microaggressions include verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults toward nonwhites. Whether intentional or not, these attitudes communicate hostile, derogatory, or harmful messages. . . .

White Privilege

Since white people in America hold most of the political, institutional, and economic power, they receive advantages that nonwhite groups do not. These benefits and advantages, of varying degrees, are known as white privilege. For many white people, this can be hard to hear, understand, or accept – but it is true. If you are white in America, you have benefited from the color of your skin. . . .

White Dominant Culture

White dominant culture describes how white people and their practices, beliefs, and culture have been normalized over time and are now considered standard in the United States. As a result, all Americans have all adopted various aspects of white culture, including people of color. . . .

Direct and violent forms of racism that promote white supremacy have been on the rise in recent years. These acts are more directly linked to white nationalism. White nationalism is a concept born out of white supremacy. A key difference is a focus on nationhood. White nationalists in the United States advocate for a country that is only for the white race due to feelings of entitlement and racial superiority. They also believe that the diversity of people in the United States will lead to the destruction of whiteness and white culture – hence, the correlation to white supremacist ideology. . . .

Internalization of Whiteness and White Dominant Culture

Racism is perpetuated by deeming whiteness as superior and other racial and ethnic groups as inferior. The prevalence of white dominant culture and racism leads to an internalized racial superiority for those who adhere to it. This internalized dominance “describes the experience and attitudes of those who are members of the dominant, privileged, or powerful identity groups. Members of the [dominant] group accept their group’s socially superior status as normal and deserved.” [as defined by CARED: Calgary Anti-Racism Education(link is external)]

When people of a non-dominant group (people of color) are discriminated against, targeted or oppressed over time, they often believe the myths and misinformation about their group. Known as internalized racism, it happens when an oppressed group believes the racial views that society communicates are true, and they act as if they were true. . . .

Confronting Whiteness

If you identify as white, acknowledging your white racial identity and its privileges is a crucial step to help end racism. Facing your whiteness is hard and can result in feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, defensiveness, or fear. Dr. Robin DiAngelo coined the term white fragility to describe these feelings as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” Since white people “live in a social environment that insulates them from race-based stress,” whites are rarely challenged and have less of a tolerance to race-based stress. . . .

Editor’s Note: Below are shocking and disappointing views of aspects and assumptions of white culture, including the beratement of the nuclear family and Christianity. . . .

     

(Excerpt from National Museum of African American History & Culture.)

Is this shocking to you? What are your thoughts about these teaching on white culture?

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Tennessee girl
July 27, 2020

Thanks, evolution. Actually no thanks. You’ve convinced us there’s such a thing as a “person of color” compared to, what? Grayscale?

We are all shades of the same color. Anybody have a picture of your great-great-great-great-grandmother? Do you know for sure what “color” she was? I do. She was some shade of brown, same as all of us. All the division stuff was fed us for political purposes. ENOUGH! We aren’t ignorant of the enemy’s devices!

Lord, give us wisdom to call brown brown and be done with it. Thank You for Your amazing mercy on such pathetic sheep as us.

Acts 17:24-27
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us…”

Sally
July 25, 2020

Wow, I never thought wanting to do well in life was something only white people wanted. Or being polite was a white trait….my best friend, who happens to be black, is far more polite than I am…I wonder if she realizes she is emulating a white trait (sarcasm intended). This is the most ridiculous garbage I’ve read in years and that is saying something.
My friend has a Masters degree and is very successful in her field. If racism is systemic, how was she able to succeed in school and in her job? Wouldn’t she be kept from attending college? Wouldn’t she be unable to be hired? Instead she has a long and successful (and varied) career. By contrast, I have an associates degree from a less prestigious community college to her state university, and have not had a real career, just a series of low paid jobs. And I am white…I guess I’m not living up to the ‘hype’ about white people. My husband (also white) worked in factories in the summer to pay his own way through school, and as a janitor. He has a white collar job, but he had to very hard to get it. He screwed up his ‘privilege’ too I guess…where did we go wrong…? (LOL!!!)

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Donna King
July 25, 2020

“People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.”

As a person of color, I can say this is NOT true, not for me. I have rarely ever had to consider my racial identity unless someone else brings it up, which isn’t often. I didn’t think of it when I applied to and was accepted at Georgetown. I didn’t think of it when I applied for my first job or any subsequent jobs. I’m aware of my brown skin in the same way that I’m aware of my brown eyes, brown hair, my height and my weight. It’s a characteristic of who I am but is not something that consumes my thought. Most of my life I have simply thought of myself as Donna, daughter of Leon and Erie, and child of God. Perhaps it is because my parents raised me to know that God loves me and, therefore, I’m capable of achieving and doing anything that is good and right. In fact, one of the scriptures my mother quoted to me often growing up was: “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

I’m so over satan’s attempts to divide people whether by race, or class, or political party. My prayer is that more people will discover that we are all beautiful and beloved children of God and that we are who we are in the flesh because he decided it should be so for his purpose.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:14-16

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    Mrs D
    July 25, 2020

    SWEET Donna,
    Thank you so much for sharing. Just to encourage you, if you don’t get much response to your comments it may be because there may be others like i initially was who simply choose to skip over this article. Your second to last paragraph says it all.

    Holy Spirit has been impressing me that the body of Christ really must stop being attracted by the “bait” of the defeated foe. As i recall, the tree from which we are COMMANDED not to eat is the one that produced the knowledge of good and evil. Since we are to eschew the “knowledge” that is based on lies, i have started asking myself, “Why read that which does not edify, exhort, encourage, etc.?” Holy Spirit is well able to inspire my prayers with TRUTH! Typically now i am only reading IFA “headlines” and then praying in tongues.

    Thank you for reminding us that we are the HUMAN race, created and CHOSEN by GOD!!

    May your wisdom find a broad platform and may you be richly blessed.

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Sharon Heimann
July 24, 2020

There is a spirit of racial divide trying to grow. Thats understood. This article tries to stir up angst and division. Information is gathered to understand the problem. Now let us focus on and pray the answer.
But God…
Isaiah 8:13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.
Isaiah 14:24, 27 the Lord of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, as I have thought so it shall come to pass. And as I have purposed so it shall stand. ..for the Lord of hosts purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?” See also Job 12:13-25.
Lord, in alk the efforts the enemy of Your purpose is stopped by Your hand. I pray for Your presence to fill the eyes of Your people diplacing with Holy fear the terror and evil plans of men. You alone are the hope and salvation of all people. We are Yours and You do not show favortism, Your love, perfect live, casts out any and all fear. Quiet the voices that are not speaking Your word; open the eyes of those who see with judgement or hatred to your encompassing love and value of all peoples. Come Lord Jesus.

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Elaine D
July 24, 2020

I expected to see a comparison to the different Aspects of Black Culture, if any. Seems odd it was omitted.

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