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How To Improve Race Relations

Updated on September 3, 2016

The Golden Heart

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The Heart Is The Key

We must believe in God, love and trust in His Word with all due faith. God is more amazing than we will ever know. God made all people and gave us the right to make our own choices. Yes, from childhood to adulthood we have made good ones and bad ones. As we believe in the Lord He commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. That should not be hard to do.

Love Each Other Unconditionally

As far as race is concerned, we should love each other unconditionally and equally. We should be fair with each other regardless of any conditions that may be present or apparent. I never knew what it felt like to dislike or hate anyone. All my fields of work have come with love for people. As a youngster, I remember praying for the betterment of all people. For some reason, I have always thought that people were fantastic. I felt everyone deserved to be happy. Was I nuts as a kid? I don’t think so. I was happy growing up. I had not had my real father to rely on. My dad passed away six months prior to my birth. Therefore, I asked God to be my dad at age eleven. I just loved people no matter who they were, what they were or where they came from. I admired the different cultures, characters and various races. They were interesting to me. I learned a lot from all of them.

We Are All Children of God

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Must Have An Opened Mind About People

I have always had an opened mind about people. I was determined to get along with people because I didn’t know what to expect from them. I watched people’s characteristics such as their walks, their talks, the clothes they wore, the work they did and etc. I couldn’t tell if people were rich or poor and I refused to judge them. I have always believed in God and tried my best to do His will. If anyone wants to improve race relations: love God and love others as you would yourself. For, there would be nothing to lose but all to gain. All nationalities and cultures have something to offer. They each offer love in return in their own way. The only negative thing about it is the reluctance to trust people outside of their nationality and culture because of past unfortunate experiences. That is why I am writing this article. We can improve race relations regardless of what has been done in the past. A good concept is to love and treat others as you would like for yourself.


Do Not Believe The Ancestors

Some people are taught negative racism from their ancestors to never trust or mix with other races: the reason was due to the discrimination in the southern states of America.

While working in the fire service today, we are taught to save lives of people regardless of race, color or creed. God created us all and He made us all different. Read Galatians 3:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith. God rewards us because of our being obedient to His Word faithfully.

Conclusion

When you love others from the heart, you will have the tendency to succeed in your endeavors. It is people that will help you to succeed in one way or another.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    2 years ago from Chicago

    Norine, I respect your comments by allowing uncontroversial ones but I told you once before not to challenge or attempt to correct the comments of a commenter on any of my hubs or articles. You have no right to do such a thing. Thank you.

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    Devika Primić 

    2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Treat people with love and respect. Caring for others is an important part of life.

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    Dora Weithers 

    2 years ago from The Caribbean

    " All nationalities and cultures have something to offer." If only we can stop stereotyping long enough to observe that. We do need each other. Good word.

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    FlourishAnyway 

    2 years ago from USA

    This has such a beautiful message. I find that a smile can do wonders to break down initial barriers.

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    manatita44 

    2 years ago from london

    Nice Hub. The people or Team effort noted at the end are indeed crucial to life. A plea for love and tolerance in this 'crazy' world of ours. Much needed Hub!

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    La La 

    2 years ago

    I enjoy your blog Mr. Word55,

    We should love each other as God loves us. He loved us before he created us. Also note his love is unconditional. Jesus came as an example to show us the character of His Father's.

    Jesus showed us how much he loved us by dying for OUR sins.

    People must get passed the wrapping (skin) we are born with and look at each person as an individual not based on a race or any other group.

    We are all a child of God.

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    Eric Dierker 

    2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    I just have never even been understanding of separation of man by race. I saw it sometimes. But did not grasp it. Perhaps some of us were created to be ignorant of some things. My son is a different race than me. He is mixed. I just wonder.

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    Lorelei Cohen 

    2 years ago from Canada

    This is such an important message for today. Hate is not acceptable and should never be made to be viewed as okay. Only through constant messages of kindness and tolerance can the world speak louder than those who scream messages of hate.

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    Raine Law Yuen 

    2 years ago

    Wise words. I think that is our biggest challenge - To love from the heart. We seem to live in a world that rewards materialism and superficiality, so it is easy to sometimes loose ones way. if you follow your inner voice, I think you will naturally led to where we are meant to be.

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    Norine Williams 

    2 years ago

    Until the world comes to this "understanding," there will ALWAYS be a problem in "race relations!"

    Galatians 5:14-16 says "For all the law is fulfilled in ONE WORD, even in this; Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, WALK IN THE SPIRIT, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh!"

    You can tell one who has NO JESUS! As Scripture says "You will know them by their fruit" (Matthew 7:16)!

    I pray for peace and harmony ALL OVER THE WORLD!

    LOVE

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    Al Wordlaw 

    2 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks John, your comment was so important. Right on!

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    John Hansen 

    2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    I agree with you Al. We should all love each other unconditionally. If we did this their would be no racism, homophobia, sexism, religious persecution etc. a great message that all should heed.

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