Chuck Bentley on Black Finances Matter

God created only one race, the human race, in all of its beauty and diversity. We are created equal and none is inferior to or superior to the other. Because of this, the disproportionate financial disparities that exist between white and black populations must be urgently addressed by individuals as well as our institutions.

Many point to the history of horrible injustice toward black people as the cause of the black/white economic gap:

Slave Trade. An estimated 6-7 million Africans were forcibly imported to America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

1921 Black Wall Street Massacre. Mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At that time, it was the wealthiest black community in the United States, known as “Black Wall Street.” It has been called “the single worst incident of racial violence in American history.”

Jim Crow Laws. State and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures to disenfranchise and remove political and economic gains made by black people during the Reconstruction period.

These events and more are a painful part of American history; unfortunately, the injustice goes much broader and deeper.

Racism in our Classrooms
“Science” is not without guilt, nor are our elite educational institutions when it comes to perpetuating the ugly treatment of other members of the human race based on the color of their skin, now commonly known as “racism.” One of the guiltiest offenders of systemic racism is the perpetuation of the lie of racial inferiority through pseudo-science and the adoption of those prejudiced studies into the educational system itself.

Encyclopedia Britannica says, “racism is defined as any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview… that some races are innately superior to others. Since the late 20th century the notion of biological race has been recognized as a cultural invention, entirely without scientific basis.”

Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution has been adopted as a scientific fact, demonstrated how he believed evolution shaped man in his book The Descent of Man. He theorized that man, having evolved from apes, had continued evolving as various races, with some races more developed than others. Darwin classified his own white race as more advanced than those “lower organisms” such as pygmies, and he called different people groups “savage,” “low,” and “degraded.” Darwin’s theory and beliefs were adopted by our educational systems and used to indoctrinate millions of young minds the world over.

History is filled with high achievers who, in spite of the injustices and systems creating biased and unfavorable circumstances against them, made a profound impact on the world:  Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Fredrick Douglas, Nelson Mandela, William Cuffey, Dr. Ben Carson, Jesse Owens, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are prominent examples throughout history. These individuals and countless others have proven Darwin to be profoundly wrong.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Chuck Bentley