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So What Do I Do About It?

A granddaughter posted to Facebook in all sincerity and with a good heart, a video which challenged an audience of white folks with this: If you would like to be treated like blacks in America are treated, please stand. Since no one stood, she reminded them that they obviously know what is going on and wouldn’t like it for themselves. Then she challenged them to this question which is the point of the post. “What are you going to do about it?”
Unfortunately, the post did not continue with her suggestions.
So, what do we do about it? In the 60’s, I could march, but that only affects change in so few and for only a short time. I, personally try to treat everyone the way I want to be treated but that doesn’t seem to do much to stop others’ hate.
It seems to me, we’re talking about a change of heart for the masses. From experience, I have learned man cannot change his heart. We can alter our actions, make better decisions, but it doesn’t change my heart or the heart of my neighbor.
The only way to change a heart is with the help of the Creator. Unfortunately, too many of believe that’s not the truth, only my truth. Some believe it isn’t true at all for anyone. Others believe it isn’t enough for them, although they feel that’s nice that it is enough for me. There are some who believe it, but then don’t let God change them, because they don’t like what he wants them to do or be.
That’s why I feel urged to write. I want to share what God has revealed to me are my fallacies and just maybe it will help the reader, somehow. Instead of pointing a finger and saying this is what you should do or what you should be, I prefer to point to the One who created things perfect and give us the choice to go for it with Him or try to go it on our own. Adam and Eve tried to go on their own and I have followed their example too many times. That’s what needs to change. I need to continue to trust God and allow him to work with me and through me with my writing and through my life and to encourage others to try it, too.

Categories: Can there be peace? Change of heart How do we reach racial equality? Life

Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

1 reply

  1. I think the blacks themselves will have to work on other blacks to improve how they live their lives. I don’t think they want us to try and tell them how to improve their lives. They would say we don’t understand, and we don’t know how it is to live in a black life. I know I came up pretty poor, I can relate to that part. Decent people will treat them according to how they act, but we know all people aren’t decent. There is much prejudice in our country. we have six people in our apartments that are black, and they all are accepted with no prejudice. But they are older generation, and don’t
    act any different than the rest of us.It seems the younger generation wants things to be given to them. You have to work to get respect, jobs, etc! So much for my opinion!


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