God, Racism And The State Of This Election
Huffington Post - 3 months
A friend of mine called this week, a black male, a pastor, charged with inspiring and encouraging his huge congregation even in the midst of this election.
He was weeping.
"It is so hard," he said. "Who do the ministers talk to for encouragement? The hatred, the name-calling, the outright racism ...it is too much."
"And," he said between stifled sobs, "Trump may well win. What then? How do we keep our people going?"
The sentiment of my friend is one that I have heard repeatedly. That, and cries from young African Americans, despondent over the unabashed racism of Donald Trump and his millions of followers. What I hear all of the time is, "Trump isn't really the problem. He is who he is. What the problem is all of the people who follow him. How can they do that?" The young African Americans, many of whom have been in the streets fighting for justice in cases of police shootings of unarmed black people, and who have been working to find a way to curb mass incarceration of blac
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