A universal “us” and “them” thinking, practiced over many years, is really the origin of what eventually lead to the horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 25 May 2020. However, statistics suggest it cannot be called a systemic racism in the US by the police.
Demonstrations, attitudes leading to a show of solidarity, tolerance, understanding and liking alone are not enough to combat pure evil. Martin Luther King, although a controversial person, was right to say that love alone is the answer:
“In speaking of love we are not referring to some sentimental emotion. It would be nonsense to urge men to love their oppressors in an affectionate sense[…] When we speak of loving those who oppose us we speak of a love which is expressed in the Greek word Agape. Agape means nothing sentimental or affectionate; it means understanding, redeeming goodwill for all [sic] men, an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. ”
Lack of this kind of love, followed by the outworking of self-centredness is also the real root of racism. This 4 page article will explore the questions, “Where is that kind of love from, where has it gone and how can it be restored?”
Read more here: Real Root of Racism