Content of Character

When will we start to be relate to each other “not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character,” as MLK Jr. dreamed?  The term “white privilege” has the word “white” in it!  It literally lumps a group of people together and judges them primarily by the color of their skin, and not by the content of their character.

For the love of God, don’t get sucked into this trap!  We are letting all of our “labels” divide and define us.  “Black,” “White,” “Democrat,” “Republican,” “Male,” “Female,” “Rich,” “Poor.”  The list goes on and on…

Our society seems to be increasingly obsessed with labeling everyone and everything, whether it’s by the color of our skin, our sexuality, our beliefs, or in whatever other way in which people like to “identify” themselves or those around them.  The thing is, what do any of these labels have to do with the content of someone’s character?  The most important thing to me is if someone is a good person or not; that, in my opinion, should be what our “identity” is based around.

As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Be a unifier, not a divider!  Refuse to get baited into seeing the world through the “labels” that “society” has thrust upon you.  Treat all people equally.  Build the content of your own character and live by the principles of love.  Let this be how you’re known to the world and those around you…  And let it be how you know the world.