Racism is sinful. Do you know what else is sinful — and, by the way, not wholly disconnected from racism? Self-righteousness. Social media is overflowing with it.
Being impressed with ourselves weakens are ability to effectively engage a real person with different ideas. In fact, engaging in meaningful interpersonal dialogue is a learned skill that takes work and diligence, not ego and pride. It must be nurtured and purposeful; even more as the emotional intensity rises.
One won’t find love and understanding sitting at the same table as self-righteousness.
“Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.” ~Eric Hoffer