CHRISTIANS CARE. Spring 2016 - Page 12

croWned OLUGBENGA JOSEPH given the amount of melanin in the skin i’m in sometimes it’s hard to be sweeter than cinnamon society has soured its image of black men the only thing it sees is the color of our skin and, naturally, this is a problem that’s in dire need of a solution. so… what do we do to reconsider this society, that is severed by man’s hu(e)bris ...and malice and avarice? what do we do? as we work towards a world we’ve never known, where neither life nor death is determined by skin tone? because fasting and prayer won’t do much in isolationwe’ll need corresponding action to reach racial reconciliation. we need to stop looking at others and start delving deep within and wonder why we still associate sin with melanin. we cannot forget those words in Genesis that all men were made In His image and likeness. and so to say, Black Lives Matter is a reminder of our origin so let us love us like He loves us Until we see the Lord again. Olugbenga Joseph is a senior concentrating in Education. 7 O’clock Sinatra Shadow Lauren Galvan ’16