“Throwing Fuel on the Fire:” The Source of the Racial Conflicts Today
Craig Huey – May 18, 2021
America has been the land of opportunity and equality.
Despite many setbacks, America has constantly moved forward on issues of race, economic opportunity, and helping people no matter what their color.
Our country was founded upon what Martin Luther King said, “A person should be judged based upon their character, not their race.”
The Attorney General of Kentucky is black, and he said some powerful things every American should hear.
Here are three takeaways followed by a must-see video:
1. Does systemic racism exist in the U.S.?
Daniel Cameron, the Attorney General of Kentucky, addressed this. Here, in part, is what he said:
“No, I don’t believe this country is systemically racist. What I believe is that this country has always tried from the very beginning to become a more perfect union. And certainly, we have had our challenges throughout this nation’s history, and there’s no hiding from that.
“But when you hear comments like you heard from President Biden and others that throw fuel on the fire, that explode the tensions that we have in this country, that’s not good for hoping to unify this country.
“As I stated earlier, we have challenges in this country. But the promise of a more perfect union is always one step away, always one step closer. And I think that, together, we can get there if we put aside these hyperbolic terms, if we put aside casting aspersions on one another, and if we hold hands and walk together….”
2. Was Georgia’s voting law Jim Crow?
It was absolutely a lie that Georgia passed a “Jim Crow” law. It was an important step in voter integrity for the upcoming election.
It’s all political attacks.
Here is what Daniel Cameron said:
Georgia’s voting law “makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat, that’s all.
“Georgia has done what any state, I think, has the responsibility and the important job of doing, which is secure their elections. For instance, here in Kentucky, our Secretary of State, Michael Adams, along with Republicans and Democrats, put together an election law bill that makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat. That’s all that they’re trying to do in Georgia.”
3. Finally, what he said personally…about being careful about how to speak and not fuel the flames of hatred.
He said the following:
“So, in my part, I try to stay away from hyperbolic terms. Try to make sure that I reflect love and Christ in my comments and try not to be caustic. So I’m going to continue to do that. I’m going to continue to reach out to folks that have different views from me.”
Watch this powerful video and tell me what you think.
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