I was reading an article entitled Exit Interviews at Christianity Today’s website, and I have to admit I was depressed. I know we all behave in an unchristian due to often unknown or unrecognized attitudes.
I don’t feel that it is fair that so much pressure is put onto the “first” person of a particular gender, skin color, or ethnicity. Oddly enough, I believe more pressure is put upon such people with our “multicultural” empasized society, than would have been a generation ago. Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t until college that I truly became aware of the whole situation. This is where I met truly angry people, who were angry at the opposite gender (usually female angry at male), or at another race (usually black angry at white). They, who did not know me, took out their anger and frustration upon me.
I experienced institutionalized attitudes. “Institutionalized attitudes”, you ask. “It is the inherent white male good ol’ boys club that is institutions we fight,” they say. Except the only problem is, especially in the world of educatioin, that is a burned-to-ash straw man. The educational establishment has bent over backwards, sideways, anyways, to not be that white man’s world. It’s done a pretty good job. Too good, in fact. It is in the process of alienating and destroying the very educational environment it was seeking to create.
I wish that people would get over the race issue, myself included, but we now expend more effort upon it, therefore emphasizing it more. The only way to get over it is through the power of Jesus Christ:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.