One of my longtime friends lives in New Jersey. These were being posted to people in the mail for the upcoming election in the neighboring town of Edison. This isn’t new. Racism hasn’t gone away and isn’t a thing of our past.
“Before you ask: yes this is real. Edison is a neighboring town and the ethnic diversity there is probably not too far off from where I live.
Most of you seeing this are probably shocked and horrified that this could happen, but I’m sharing this because everyone needs to know this crap happens all the time to minorities. Now, some people just feel more emboldened to proudly display their racism and xenophobia.
And the worst part is that the people who did this won’t really get any punishment. Even if they are discovered, maybe they’ll get some public shaming for a day? A slap on the wrist? And they won’t change their views… They’ll still think that diversity is bad, foreigners are trouble, and that a homogeneous, vanilla America is better.”
What will it take for us to become a repentant nation that sees this for the wickedness it is and corporately turns from this sin?
What subtle beliefs do you have that create an “us and them” mentality?