Homespun Blogger Symposium Q & A
What do you believe is necessary for true racial reconciliation to take place in American society?
I think that we should all just "get along" to quote that famous man, Rodney King.
Honestly, until we're all ready to play on a level playing field...and admit that we've had enough time pass since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the issue will truly never be reconciled. The same goes for any race, be it Hispanic, Korean, Vietnamese, Arab or Jew. If you live here...you're an American! No hyphenated Americans would be a GREAT start!
Does your solution involve coercive governmental remedies?
No...unless of course that we truly treat people equally. I think that it is very condescending and offensive to treat races differntly to artificially make up for wrongs committed generations ago. No more quotas, no more special privileges or handouts.
Do you believe that Churches have an important role to play in this process?
Of course they do...when it comes to loving others as we love ourselves. I don't know that we learn bad lessons in church, but of course there are some churches out there that have a long way to go when it comes to practicing what they preach.
Short but I think sweet answers.