Accepted AnswerI'm not sure how to answer that question as I don't actually set out to work on race unity. I just set out to be nice to people and hope it works out. If it doesn't work out and I feel it's due to racism, I'll back off a bit and reassess the situation...the person. If after reassessing, I'm still uncertain about what the person meant by what they said or did and I think the relationship is worth pursuing, meaning I like the person well enough to really care about what they meant, I'll oftentimes find a way to ask them about it. I've found this to be the most effective approach for me. If my reassessment reveals to me that this person is a racist or just generally not a nice person, I would probably not deal with the person much anymore. I think it's important to pick your battles, trust your judgement as to who is worth pursuing and pray for the others. If this person I had chosen not to pursue kept showing up in my life for some reason, I would feel it was some how Gods will that I deal with him or her and I would no doubt broach the subject and hope for the best. If he or she just denied everything, I would, as gently as possible, let them know how their behavior affected me and request that they consider my feelings on the subject. This may not change them, but generally they will alter their behavior towards me.
Sometimes all you can do is let people know. It reminds me of something Martin Luther King said and I think this is a paraphrase, but pretty close. "It may be true that the law can't change the heart, but it can restrain the heartless". In this case telling a person how he affects you may restrain him in the future.
Guestmore than a month agoMuch practical and spiritual wisdom. It has been said you have to love some people at a distance.Also like you have told me many times my brother...change the way you see things and the things you see will change. Or something close to that. I think that is the goal...Sometimes people come into your life for a reason and it works for me to see it that way as well. One way or another it usually is for my growth whether I want to grow or not! Thanks big brother. From little brother Tod
Accepted AnswerSurely what motivates me is my parents' vision of the world they taught us by choosing a first home in a genuinely integrated neighborhood in Los Angeles in the 1960s. It was so good for me to be in the white minority early on.
But I think it must be karmic, much older than that, this thirst for justice.
Accepted AnswerWhat motivates me is the Baha'i Faith! The Teachings of Baha'u'llah that all of humanity is one! "Ye are the fruits of One Tree, the leaves of one branch." And that this is the age of Justice and the coming together of mankind into one world civilization, in which we all share our knowledge.
"The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice, " Baha'u'llah wrote. All of us have been put here on earth at this time to help this process.
We moved into an all black Township and our children grew up with their black and white friends. And they spent time at Louhelen Baha'i School among people from all over the world .