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Am I a Racist?
Lisa Ray Kappell
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Am I a Racist?

On January 6, 2019, my family became "racists" because of an accidental misspeak and a false narrative..

Moving forward, I have noticed a damaging trend where so many label and make quick judgments. The year 2020, has not held back in that area..

I was born into a two parent household which I truly believe is a privilege for any child. What I didn't realize is because I was born with white skin, to some I am considered a racist and responsible for slavery.

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan & budget. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was "advantaged”.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a threat, and I get labeled as being part of a militia.

I think and I reason, and I doubt much of what the "main stream" media tells me, which makes me a "Right-wing conspiracy nut”.

I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, making me an xenophobe.

I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me a target of socialists and Antifa.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies.

I believe in a strong defense and protection of America for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand and salute during our National Anthem . I kneel only for The Cross.

I think the Confederate monuments around our country symbolizes history, so I'm labeled as having hate in my heart when some suddenly are offended by their presence.

I'm labeled racist when thinking the erasing of history will potentially cause us to repeat the problems.

I believe there are two races, moral and immoral.

I think the riots and destruction of property around our country is wrong and is just an excuse to push a political agenda.

I support our cops.

I question how fear is being used to control us during the COVID-19 pandemic and think the crisis is being used for political gain, so I'm labeled careless and non-sympathetic.

I love my God, my family and my country. Last year, I learned a valuable lesson.. while so many are filled with hate, fear, and judgments, I get a beautiful choice..we get one life to live.. and it is for Him. So I will continue to pray, to love and to listen.

Despite what happened to our family last year, and while we could have easily chosen the path to victimhood,  we choose to live victoriously by putting our trust in the One who has all the answers. Our chains are lifted.

Paraphrased from anonymous writer

Photo Credit: Brian Giacchetto

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