Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 9, 2001
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.. ...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
Contributed by Jeffrey Stewart on Oct 21, 2000
A first grader went on her first day to a newly integrated school at the height of the segregation storm. An anxious mother met her at the door to inquire, "How did everything go, honey?" "Oh, Mother! You know what? A little black girl sat next to me!" In fear and trepidation, the mother expected
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 28, 2001
ILL. Listen to this true story. Rabbi Michael Weisser lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. And for more than 3 years, Larry Trapp, a self-proclaimed Nazi & Ku Klux Klansman, directed a torrent of hate-filled mailings & phone calls toward him.
Trapp promoted white supremacy, anti-Semitism, & other
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
I heard about an African-American who tried to attend a church. Sadly, the church wouldn’t even let him attend a service.
The pastor said, "You just need to pray about it."
About three weeks later the pastor saw him and asked, "Did you talk to the Lord about it?"
Contributed by Alan Stokes on Mar 2, 2001
Carmine DeSena in The Air Down Here (Chronicle Books, 1995, p. 7) states, “There’s a lesson my grandmother use to recite: ‘The world is like a hand and all the people its fingers. If you hate and destroy one group
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2001
THEIR OWN MORAL VIEWS
John Leo in U.S. News quoted a professor Robert Simon of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. as reporting that "10 to 20% of his students... acknowledged the Holocaust but couldn’t bring themselves to say that killing millions of people was wrong.... one student told Simon,
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 7, 2001
A false identify can produce an opposite example. When asked of Dr. Martin Luther King whether it’s true that black people are lazy, over-sexed and got rhythm. Dr. King replied, "Yes, it’s true. If you tell people that for two hundred years that they are lazy, over-sexed, and
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 7, 2001
I remember playing basketball one day with an African American boy. He was from Wilson High School in San Francisco. He was failing his biology class at Choate Rosemery. Although I was teaching biology and human anatomy at Choate, I didn’t offer to tutor him because he had no interest in
Contributed by Peter Thelander on Oct 31, 2001
Max Lucado tells the story of Bob, who was born into the land of coats! His mother loved the color blue and made Bob’s first cost a lovely shade of blue. Every time she noticed her son in his lovely blue coat, she cheered, "Yes, Bob!" He felt good in his blue coat, but Bob had to grow up and go to
Contributed by Tony Britt on Jan 23, 2002
A SINKING SHIP
Back in the days of steam ships, only rich white people sailed at sea. One day while sailing, something suddenly happened to the ship and it was about to sink. Terrified, the white folks aboard didn’t know what to do. Someone suggested that they do what the black folks
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
Granville T. Woods was known as "the black Thomas Edison" for his many inventions. Example: his 1889 automatic cutoff switch, an ancestor of the circuit breaker. In honor of Black History Month, the website of home improvement retailer Lowe’s paid tribute to Woods and
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2002
Young William Wilberforce was discouraged one night in the early 1790s after another defeat in his 10 year battle against the slave trade in England. Tired and frustrated, he opened his Bible and began to leaf through it. A small piece of paper fell out and fluttered to the floor. It was a letter
In a historic move to liberate themselves from 3,000 years of oppression, thousands of Dalits or “Untouchables” conveged on Dehli to renounce Hinduism.
Although Dehli authorities attempted to block the rally last November (2001) by withdrawing permission to use the planned
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 29, 2002
One time in college, I was sitting at a table in the student union having some lunch, when I overheard a buddy of mine complaining about all the “furry foreigners” at our college.
I was blown away, and here’s the reason: his last name was Levondoski. You understand? He’s the descendant of
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 20, 2002
Imagine if the State of Oklahoma had to save money by having only one major state university. So OU and OSU were merged together as one school on one campus. Compromise by calling them the OKLAHOMA COWBOYS and make their sports teams dress in orange tops and red bottoms.
Do you think there
Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on May 24, 2002
WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE?
Henry David Thoreau once went to jail rather than pay his poll tax to a state that supported slavery.
His good friend Ralph Waldo Emerson hurried to visit him in jail and, peering through the bars, exclaimed: “Why, Henry, what are you doing
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 26, 2002
I like what Jesse Duplantis says about it, he says that we were all made of dirt, that there’s white dirt, red dirt, yellow dirt, brown dirt, and black dirt, so we all came from the same place, we’re dirt. We would think that it crazy if we saw one clump of dirt telling another clump of dirt"I’m
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 5, 2002
(A) The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
(B) On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
(C) The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
THE WORRY FROM WOLVES
Labour mightily for a healing spirit. Away with all discriminating names whatever that may hinder the applying of balm to heal your wounds...Discord and division become no Christian. For wolves to worry the lambs is no wonder, but for one lamb to worry another,