Against Racism Pratt

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Racism – Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. According to the Oxford English Dictionary’s first recorded utterance of the word racism was by a named Richard Henry Pratt in 1902, Pratt was against the evils of racial segregation and he quotes, “Segregating any class or race of people apart from the rest of the people kills the progress of the segregated people or makes their growth very slow. Association of races and classes is necessary to destroy racism and classism.”

Although Pratt might have been the first person to inveigh against racism and it deleterious effects by name, he is much better remembered for a very different lineage: Kill …show more content…

How? Thought you’d never ask. Through our thoughts, actions, body language etc. We ALL participate in many ways, consciously/un-consciously, intentional/unintentional, openly/under cover. We make comments about others people’s race, sexuality, laugh at, joke about, mean mug. The list goes on and on.


We must be careful not to give racism, prejudice and discrimination more power than what it deserves. Beginning with ourselves first we must practice self-control, and from there we can begin to fight against these storms together, so that we can help others.

I have an exercise for you. The next time you began to make a comment about someone because of their religious beliefs, the color of their skin, culture or anything of that manner. Hold that thought, let it meditate in your head, then ask yourself; is this something that your Creator would have thought or said? If not, then release that thought back into the atmosphere, from which it came from. It’s dead weight; you don’t need it anyhow. Racism, prejudice and discrimination are learned behaviors that humans are not born with. Practice this exercise daily, and refer back to scripture and prayer at all

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