Paul de Vries on Weaponizing the Racism Label

Indisputably, we are living in a time of disorientation. As we redefine our personal and professional lives in the disabling fog of the wicked COVID-19 virus, new questions confront us, such as: “Do we work at home or live at work?” On the social front, we also are disturbed by the rude awakening that the many outstanding moral reforms, civil rights legislations, and collaborative achievements in American society have not been enough to overcome another virus: the ugly Racism virus.

We wholeheartedly commend every effort to correctly diagnose cases of racism and every outreach to assist both its victims and perpetrators in overcoming the ravages of racism. It is our heart-felt desire for people and communities to become healed and whole, freely participating in the God-ordained divine equality of people.

Tragically, another hideous, destructive virus has emerged alongside of the ugly Racism virus: the Partisan virus. This virus’ chief symptom is unrestrained, unhinged, unaccountable verbal abuse of other people in the most demeaning and debilitating terms. And because real racism is such a highly contagious and truly wicked virus, the unaccountable, partisan viral use of the label “racist” is so destructive.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Paul de Vries

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