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Lord, we pray that you would continue to unite this nation like never before. We pray that people would see America as those you love the Lord with all their heart, mind and soul. We pray that this month would continue to reconcile people in this country in powerful ways.

Every February, America acknowledges Black History Month. Consequently, a recurring debate emerges, the question being, “Why do we need to set aside this calendar occurrence?” My America First Policy Institute colleague Ken Blackwell gives a pertinent response: Black history is American history.

Meanwhile, today American life faces an ongoing challenging yet not insurmountable reality; purveyors of division constantly weaponize a false racial premise by equating racial identification to skin color, all in a cynical effort to divide our communities.

Of course, “skin color racism” has no scientific basis, nor is it relevant to the human persona. Nevertheless, the perpetrators of this dogma of division push even further toward a dangerously erroneous conclusion: America is the worst place for Blacks and other minorities to live. This outlook is false and dangerous — and it betrays the very principles the greatest Nation on earth was founded upon.

Reflections

Where did the term “people of color” originate, anyway? All human pigmentation has some hue. Nobody’s skin is the exact color of a sheet of copy paper or a lump of coal. When we continue to search for different euphemisms to define — and therefore box in — the Black community, we overlook the simple scientific and spiritual truth that there is only one race, the human race.

While skin color may denote ethnic origins in some cases, skin color does not determine the “race” of the human species. To state the truth clearly, there is only one human race. By turning skin color into a lightning rod of division, we are turning a blind eye to the God-given gift of ethnicity. Far beyond skin color, the wonderful varieties of ethnic culture are beautifully reflected throughout humanity.

Perhaps my uncle, the patriot, and preacher Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream gives insight:

“I still have a dream. It is deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

Thankfully, a majority of Americans all across the country understand that the racial divisions being foisted on our young people are wrong. America’s parents are waking up as they refuse to stand for this indoctrination.

This awakening is one reason why the Liberals falsely represented Critical Race Theory decision lost in some 2021 elections, as parents and students voted to ensure that American principles won out. Truth must be shouted from the rooftops in every decade and generation. In this sense, it is important for all Americans to deeply understand all of our history — the good, the bad, and the ugly — from the womb to the tomb. . . .

The American Dream is built upon the idea of “cradle to grave” opportunity for all Americans — and this includes protecting life when it begins in the womb.

Further, the politically-charged effort to replace “equality” with “equity” is a grave threat to the American Dream. The shift to “equity” leads us away from the very words of our own founders, that “All men [humans, male and female] are created equal.

“…And hath made of one blood all nations of men [humans, male and female] for to dwell on all the face of the earth…” Acts 17:26 KJV

To legislate based on true equality means that we must treat all people the same, conferring equal moral value and human dignity on every regardless of ethnicity.

“Truth,” said the poet William Cullen Bryant, “crushed to earth shall rise again.” These words are an inspiration because they remind us that evil, falsehood, and deceit are ultimately ephemeral. Over time, lies inevitably crumble under their own weight. Yet the truth perseveres.

The truth of the matter is that we have too often turned a blind eye to the humanity of our brothers and sisters. It is time past for being colorblind. It is time to open our eyes and work together for justice and righteousness.

“…You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Black History Month should remind us that we should never forget our past, yet moving ahead, our focus must be on uniting as one America. When we put aside our differences — from faith to politics, and yes, even to skin color — we can come together to uplift our brothers and sisters, giving everyone an equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

How are you praying for America? Let us know in the comments below!

(Excerpt from Fox News. Article written by Dr. Alveda King. Photo Credit : Getty Images)

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Dennis and ,Becky rice
February 12, 2022

Thesewordsaresoverytrue. Startteachinginthemintheschoolfromkindergartenontothroughcollege

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Marcia Puskar
February 12, 2022

We pray with the Moms in Prayer group weekly fir our schools and children

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Carlton E Jacobson "Jake"
February 11, 2022

Praying that we will not give into the divisive spirits that would divide us by race, age, education, socio-economic status and etc. realizing God has made us as one. May the Holy Spirit call people of all ages into repentance with a restoration of values, His salvation that honors our loving Father God and His Son, Jesus Christ!

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Connie White
February 10, 2022

I am praying that across this nation, people will unite the hearts of various ethnic groups togrthrt. Let your unrestricted Love join folks ‘ hearts together as never before.

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William Allen III
February 10, 2022

I am Praying for our Nation Thank you

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Jessica Renshaw
February 10, 2022

Thank you, Alveda! I met your uncle when I was a student at McKinley High School in Honolulu in 1959 and being chosen as one of two girls to go up on stage, put a lei around his neck, and kiss him on the cheek was one of the greatest honors of my life.

I believe you knew my mother, Barbara Reynolds, at least during 1964-65 when she brought groups of Hiroshima survivors to the United States to appeal to our leaders to outlaw nuclear weapons. Inspired by MLK, she served Jesus in Hiroshima for decades as a friend of and advocate for survivors (hibakusha) of both nuclear bombs dropped on human beings.

My mother used to tell us that when people have intermarried enough so we all have skin the color of cafe au lait, racial prejudice will no longer be an issue. We, her family, have done our part–I have multi-racial nieces, nephews and granddaughter (Japanese, Chinese and Mexican)!

God bless you, Alveda, and your defense of the unborn!

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William (Bill) Duke
February 10, 2022

AMEN MY SISTER! Well said! God has created us all HUMANS!

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Patrice
February 10, 2022

We need to follow Phillipians 2:3-4:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This is what made America great, the Blood covenant and the desire to be Christ-like.

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    Patrice
    February 10, 2022

    Somehow, the Scripture reference was cut off: Phillipians 2:3-4.

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Jim Ellis
February 10, 2022

Great article! Too bad the media (all of them left and right) doesn’t convey this truth
It’s the printed and especially the electronic media that perpetuate and bombard us with divisiveness. Where is the media’s moral compass? Where is the media’s sense of unification? Where is the media trying to help????

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Charlie
February 10, 2022

We are one human race, but that doesn’t mean you must be friends with others just to prove your are not a racist. Forced friendships never work and are fake. Everyone in schools should not have to prove they are not a racist by acting in a fake way and fake friendships. People need to be free to associated without pressure.

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Richard E Lofton
February 10, 2022

God Bless this wonderful lady!

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Barbara Janicki
February 10, 2022

I couldn’t agree more – one race, the human race. Everything else, ethnicity, skin color are just part of the rich variety that God created when He created each and every one of us in His image. We are all children of God. We are all people of color. We must refuse to buy into the lies perpetuated to divide us. Equality not equity is the American promise and gift to each of its citizens. American history is all of our history as we are all people of color. Thank you for this beautiful reminder of God’s truth over man’s lies. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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Shelly
February 10, 2022

Please dear Lord God, let every human being realize that there is only one race in our Lord’s eyes and that is the human race. We are all brothers and sisters in God’s eyes and made in His image and likeness…therefore, we need to all come together as one to save our country from the evil one…in the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen

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CARLINA L MORA
February 10, 2022

God made us and the color of our skin. Make the best out of our lives, be helpful to all (colors). We honor you LORD and Praise and Worship and Thank YOU for your goodness and mercy in JESUS name Amen.

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Mel PGM PA
February 10, 2022

AMEN!!!

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