Anyone who has been given a position of authority and causes racial division or racism and not racial unity should have that authority stripped from them. Whether that be a POTUS, police, pastor, politician, board member, teacher, coach, boss, supervisor, etc... They should be stripped of their authority because one of the primary reasons for authority is racial unity. Let Christ be the example for this.
The first thing the Holy Spirit did when it was poured out on Pentecost (today is Pentecost Sunday) was bring the nations (ethnos, ethnic groups) together (Acts 2:1-4). The magnificent uniformity of Heaven is beautiful diversity. Let’s keep praying and working hard to see “Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
It is going to take much more than a social media post, march, protest, or riot to win the war on racism. I am not suggesting not to organize, protest, or march but making the statement it will take something much more. It takes a deeper and long-term or life-term commitment. It takes a generational commitment. It takes teaching that love endures & love endears to our children & our children’s children.
Growing up as an older brother who had a handful of street fights to defend my black younger brother against older racist bullies and has suffered racism from his childhood into his adult years to the point of having guns drawn on him and forced to the ground by police because he fit the profile, another brother who is white and now a legit hero of a police officer (both amazing men & fathers), the nickname “White Mike” as a kid, having a white father that taught us brothers that if anyone calls my brother the "N" word that we have the right to stand up physically against it, learning about my great grandparents that came over from Sicily who had blackened fingers because they worked in the cotton fields and also lived with the black community of Louisiana, having a Hispanic wife & in-laws, and having some of my best friends for decades who are black, I have never felt some type of way or had slanted feelings towards those of a different ethnicity. I always embraced those of a different ethnicity, it has always been easy and natural. It has been this way because the way I was raised and what I was exposed to as a kid.
It is going to take teaching our children and our children's children to win the war on racism. The bible says to train a child the way they should go and when they are older they will not depart from it. It is going to take making & keeping genuine relationships with those of different ethnic backgrounds to win this war. Whether that be in friendships, partnerships, family members, staff members, team members, church members, and more we need to be intentional with our relationships. We need to pray “God give me the position of the authority so I can bring racial unity. God give me the position of authority so we can see thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”