Today is the 80 year anniversary of Kristallnacht, so I want to talk about something heavy.
This high school is down the street from my sister’s apartment. This is the third racist or anti Semitic incident in two weeks there.
We act like racism doesn’t exist anymore. We pretend a Holocaust couldn’t happen in America today. We say “we’re praying” (as we should,) but when God provides us with a platform to speak out or to help others we ignore it. Why do we do that?
I guess it’s easy to turn a blind eye when it isn’t our family members being targeted.
I don’t have all the answers. In fact I have more questions than I have solutions. I do know, however, that ignoring the problem does nothing to fix the problem.
I don’t want to have to talk to my children about racism, but I know I’m going to have to start soon.
I pray. I teach my toddler’s Sunday School class. We are faithful church members. I believe that is only the foundation though. I feel God pulling on my heart, telling me to DO something. I’m just not yet sure exactly what that “something” is.
So, let’s chat. What are some ways you talk to your children, grandchildren, or students about uncomfortable topics, like racism and anti-semitism?