There is a shift going on. The 2020 experience is not what we could have imagined. Even amid COVID-19, every state in America held a protest. I even went to a protest with my mask on and social distanced as much as I could. The killing of George Floyd took place in real-time – the world watched and listened as Mr. Floyd said he could not breathe and begged for his life. This killing was so blatant that no human being with a heart and soul can ignore it.
According to Dr. Herbert “HJ” Harris, “this killing showed a total disregard for the life of a handcuffed black man. It also showed an absolute arrogance by the policemen that the spectators who watched George Floyd die could do nothing. They felt above the law; and that no one would hold them accountable.”
It was the tipping point. Hear the interview of me and Dr. Harris below. He is a retired attorney who attended school with one of the Greensboro 4, participated in the march on Washington and heard Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech, and lived through the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s.
Here are three things he says we must do to address racism and resolve the issue of race in America:
#1. We must study and learn the truth of the history of our nation with respect to race, discrimination, and slavery. “It is only when we – black and white Americans – confront the racial divide and face the truth of race relations that we can begin to solve it,” states Harris.
#2. We must finally recognize that we cannot solve the race issue in America at the same level of consciousness that created it. According to Harris, “The laws have not solved it. The courts have not solved it. The political system has not solved it.”
#3. We must take a spiritual approach to solving the race issue. Apply spiritual principles, starting with the “golden rule” – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Practice the principles of acknowledgment, forgiveness, and atonement.
More information is available at https://solvingtheraceissue.com