Grady Jones is a regular contributor to our blog. I always appreciate getting blogs from those who aren't necessarily clergy, but still part of our Alliance family. Having roots in the south, he brings a perspective that many of us aren't aware of when it comes the issues of racism.
Given the recent national brouhaha over systemic racism in America, I thought it might be a good time to explore what makes a racist. Lately, a disconcerting number of Americans have found it easy to toss about accusations of racism against those with whom they disagree. Hating on “racists” has become the debate tactic du jour. Followers of Christ must take a more benevolent approach. Why? Allow me to explain with a personal example.