So we have this middle-aged white guy staying in our building. He’s drying out trying to kick his addiction. He’s staying inside because there are too many temptations outdoors. We also have a bunch of homeless people that sleep on our property each night. Some white…some black…none are addicts that need to be indoors (also the city will not allow us to have more than one or two people sleeping in the building at night or we’ll be considered a shelter).
This morning we had some work we were willing to pay a homeless person to do around the building. I stepped out the front door and asked the first homeless guy that walked by if he wanted to work. He said yes. He was white. Another homeless guy asked to use our bathroom. He was black. He walks in and sees two white guys working in the building. He goes out and proceeds to tell the neighborhood that we are racists. Luckily we are a multi-cultural church and there were plenty of folks in the neighborhood – both black and white – that shot down the accusation pretty quickly.
New flash – there is still racism in America – from ALL cultures. It is ugly, it is pointless and it is damn stupid!!!