Racism, Prejudice, and Justice

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But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream (Amos 5:24).

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12).

This verse from the Word of God is known as the Golden Rule. If everyone lived by it, this wisdom would solve a lot of problems in our world – including racism.


We hear the word every day, all over the place, it seems. This leader, that politician, this celebrity, that group is racist! In this day and time, “racist” is one of the ultimate tags that is to be avoided like COVID-19.

What is the definition of “racism”? Webster defines it as

“A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”

Another definition from Merriam-Webster states that racism is “racial prejudice or discrimination.”

Abortion is the number-one cause of intentional African-American deaths in the United States. Is this deliberate and massive slaughter of a single race not a clear demonstration of the epitome of racism? This is not the enslavement of black people; rather, it is an attempt to exterminate African-Americans. It’s genocide!

Who is the number-one provider of abortions in the United States? It’s the organization Planned Parenthood. No other group provides more abortions in our nation than they do.

So where is the outrage toward Planned Parenthood? Where are the angry cries of racism? Where is the cultural and media attention and why is no one labeling this genuinely racist group for what it is to its core?

Many people today have no idea just how racist the abortion giant really is. Planned Parenthood has a large number of abortion clinics throughout the nation, 2/3 of which are in minority neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood kills more black babies through abortion in four weeks than the KKK killed over the span of 150 years. Yet for some reason, many in our culture and many in the media consistently give them a pass when it comes to the designation of racism. Why?

In her published article titled “Woman, Morality, and Birth Control,” Margaret Sanger (the founder of Planned Parenthood) states the following:

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

I don’t believe it would be difficult to classify such remarks as racist. Not only was Margaret Sanger a racist, but she was passionately zealous about this cause.

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Planned Parenthood and those who support the organization to this day continue to lift up Margaret Sanger as a heroine and honor her legacy. What a tragedy. If ever there was an organization that had thoroughly earned the designation of being racist, Planned Parenthood is in the running for the number-one spot.

Think long and hard about the following parabolic story in which Mr.  KKK and Mr. PP meet one day and have a long discussion:

Mr. PP: Mr. KKK, you’ve been around a long time, and you have quite a legacy of fighting and getting rid of black folks. But I need to inform you — You’ve been going about it all wrong.

Mr. KKK: How so? I think I’ve been pretty successful. We have gotten rid of a lot of black folks in our time.

Mr. PP: Let me educate you. Your perspective is ok; your methodology is the problem. You’re going about it all wrong.

Mr. KKK: Ok, Mr. PP, educate me.

Mr. PP: I’ll do just that. You have been opposing black folks and getting rid of them for more than 150 years. You don’t like them, and they don’t like you. Look at me and my associates. Black folks don’t like you, but they love us. They love us and consider us their friends. We’ve managed to encourage them to think that we both love them and want what is best for them.  And we have gotten rid of a lot more of them than you ever will.

Mr. KKK: Hmm. You’ve got a point there.

Mr. PP: There are laws against getting rid of black folks the way you’ve done it – by lynching, murder, etc. We were wise and cunning enough to make it legal to get rid of black folks by our methodology: abortion. You and your associates can potentially go to jail for using your methods. Me and my associates are heralded as compassionate heroes and heroines for using our methods.

Mr. KKK: You know, you’ve got a point.

Mr. PP: You and your associates have to chase and capture your victims. We, on the other hand, have persuaded these folks to bring their little ones to us and let us get rid of them for them. And they pay us to do it!

Mr. KKK: Man, I would have never thought of such a plan! You guys make us look like amateurs!

Mr. PP:  Exactly!


So, the sad reality is this. No group or organization has murdered more Black people than Planned Parenthood.  And they get paid well to do it. 

Where then is the outcry of racism towards Planned Parenthood? Tragically, the cries are few and far between.

The hypocrisy of some of the loudest voices that are crying racism today is astounding. If those persons are genuinely desiring justice for all, they would be just as loud if not louder for children in the womb. 

Clearly, they are not wanting justice for all. They, just like some the people they vehemently condemn, want “justice” for those they deem worthy of it in their eyes. 

So many of these loud voices are often just as guilty of injustice as those they are criticizing.

So once again, the point needs to be made. We all need to repent of our wrongdoing.  Every one of us.  We are in great need of the forgiveness and the mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

And we need to allow the Word of God to help us understand what justice really is. 

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12).

When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow (Isaiah 1:15–17).

How the faithful city has become a harlot! It was full of justice; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water. Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come before them (Isaiah 1:21-23).

God’s view of justice is often much different than our own. Our understandings fall way short. We need to take our understanding and perspectives from the Word of God, not from the world.

The world’s answers are always wrong and typically make a bad situation worse. God’s way will bring healing, unity, and blessing to a world desperately in need of these graces.


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