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The Non Sequitur comic strip in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspaper, (Tuesday, January 30, 2007) is a parody of sorts of what recently happened to the ousted Home Depot CEO.  A little girl approaches a desk at ‘House Depot’ and inquires about a position that recently opened up.  A lady at the desk responds, “um…what job is that?”  The little girl responds, “the one where you get to goof off and make bad decisions, then get $120 million when you get canned.”  Need I say more here?

Another thing that feeds my hyperactive cynical side is what appears to be the perpetual ill treatment of qualified African-Americans in their chosen profession.  Consider Bruce Field, the first and only Black professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School expresses what it’s really like to be the only black guy teaching at a white seminary:

“People sometimes ignore you,” says Bruce Fields, a professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. “Or, if there is attention directed toward you, it is subtly communicated that you are not to be taken as seriously as a white person of similar status, experience, and credentials.”  Need I say more here?

It appears Dr. King’s dream, “that blacks be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin” is yet to come true.

My only sure hope?  Christ will return and make all things right!

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One Comment

  1. Luke,

    I literally cannot agree with you more. I cannot describe what I felt when I first read that quotation by Fields.

    P.S. – Be on the lookout for an email too. 🙂


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