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Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

When it talks about confronting someone who makes racial slurs… how do you do that when it’s your family? I was raised hearing these things and im trying to overcome that… I’ve stopped participating but they still make comments. I feel like I should say something but I don’t know how.

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

This is a great question and one I think we all struggle with in different scenarios. I think it starts with being aware of your own stand and then praying for times to speak. Remember that the goal isn’t to put distance between yourself and them, but to call them up to see people as God sees them. Perhaps it could be something like, “why do you think that” or “tell me why you hold that view” or “what are some of your reasons as to why you see yourself as having more importance/value” or “what do you think it… Read more »

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago

This is an important perspective, Candace!

Amanda Ackerson
Amanda Ackerson
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I think you have to wait for the Holy Spirit to give you that nudge but until then pray like crazy that their hearts would open up and love. My dad’s side of the family was completely racist and I used to yell and scream as a kid about how awful they were but that just got me into a lot of trouble. Then my uncle’s only daughter married a man of a different race. I was the maid of honor and I spent months praying for Natalie and Zed’s wedding and marriage. It turned out beautiful. They just saw… Read more »

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago

What a great story of encouragement and grace, Amanda!