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Over the past few weeks Oprah has been talking about her movie. In all honesty, it seems a great movie about overcoming, but with the value that Oprah has, she wants to spin racism, much as many will do these days. It's all they have, in a dark truth America has gone through, and in many ways still does.
Oprah said a women 'profiled' her in a store, and offered her a cheaper purse. I know when I go shopping, if a clerk tells me, "Sir, I know you say you want this, but I've got a better deal", I'll at least listen to what he has to say.
This wasn't racism, in my opinion, it was simply pride. She wasn't recognized, and she didn't like it.
What about this comparison. A man in New York asked a doorman at a nice hotel where the restroom was. He had a long straggly beard, bandanna and blue jeans...and the doorman respectfully led him outside and wished him luck.
Now, this doorman clearly doesn't watch Duck Dynasty, or he would have realized he has issued a millionaire out of that hotel. Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was kicked out of a hotel because one of the employees thought he was a homeless man...did he get mad? No. Did he pitch a fit and leave the hotel to stay in another one? No. Did he demean the man for doing his job to keep the people in that hotel safe? No...Jase laughs about it.
So which is the difference? When the Bible talks about 'foolish pride', God means it. It does no good and causes lots of harm to good people.
Racism has become an empty word, tossed around by ignorance and arrogance...and then to top that off Travon Martin is used in comparison to Emmit Till. Oprah said they are the same, when even both sides of the Martin case clearly showed racism wasn't the case...There will be, and are many, that will use racism to profit, and are doing that right now.
Racism is being used in a rodeo clown that put on an Obama mask, but when Material Mom Madonna made a video for "American Life," she dresses as a soldier and throws a grenade into President Bush's lap?
The NAACP is even calling for 'sensitivity training' for all rodeo clowns...I kid you not!
It seems where racism really is, no one wants to look...but where it isn't, if pride gets hurt, it is called out. By the way, the clerk called Oprah a liar, after it got back to her.
If we want to talk about real racism, that would be Christians and Jews, if we are after the truth that Jesus warned we would face when we took a stand with Him.
This world is full of that value of such hate, racism doesn't go far enough.
MILLIONS of Christians in the Middle East have been tortured, raped, put in jail, forced to renounce the one true God, beaten, thrown acid on, spit on, spied on and murdered.
A friend sent me a picture of one of the churches in Egypt that has been burnt and destroyed by Muslims...and yet, Christians still come to worship in defiance.