Are babies born racist? Are they taught prejudice at their parents’ knees?flag

Children live what they learn. Therefore, it is quite possible that young Dylan had a decent education on hate and prejudice at home as he was growing up.

It is quite possible to teach your children to love and respect their classmates, neighbours, and members of the community, and still have them turn out as white supremacist. If so, you can console yourself with the thought that you made the child, not his mind.

H13-22 NecrosisDylan’s parents are probably confused and devastated by his beliefs and crimes. But one wonders about the kinds of conversation they had at home as a family when he was growing up.

The history of South Carolina with reference to slavery and their fight to maintain the apartheid status quo is dark, dismal and inhuman. How can people pretend to be Christians and live the praying_on_bible_redbeliefs of oppression and exploitation? How can they worship the confederacy flag, subscribe to HH and call themselves Christians?

Back to Dylan! It is one theory that children learn racism and prejudice – to hate other people because they are different – at home. Where, when and how this young man learned to be a white supremacist is sad and a defeatist way to look at the world around him.

For all the young white supremacist Dylans out there, there are three points worth considering. One – Dylan’s days are over. Two – are white supremacists Christians? Three – how many Dylans are roaming the streets waiting to strike? That’s the scary part.

Racism, hate, prejudice, bigotry, oppression, exploitation are not about to go away. Perhaps it never will. Certainly not while people in the south still worship IMG_2713their confederate flag. However, they should not call themselves Christians because the Bible teaches love, tolerance, and respect, and not the ideology they practice.

And if they want the next generations to practice less hate and more love then parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles must begin the conversations at home. Home is where children learn to love, tolerate and respect their class mates, neighbours and the people with whom they share the world.

Life begins in the womb. Love begins in the home.

 

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