Destroying Monuments and Lying about Race

While in Baltimore visiting my 89-year-old black dad, I thanked him for filling me and my four younger siblings with the Word of God. I told Dad how I would hear a minister on TV begin reciting a verse from the Bible and find myself reciting the verse along with him. I wondered how I knew that verse from the Bible. Then, it dawned on me, Dad filled us with the Word of God when we were kids. Dad chuckled and told me a story. Aunt Nee asked Dad to deliver a payment to the Christian book store for a book she had ordered. While browsing the store, a thick book of Bible stories with beautiful illustrations caught Dad's eye. An older white woman saw Dad's interest in the book. She approached Dad and asked him questions about himself. The book cost $5.95. Dad asked if he could put the book on layaway. Overhearing Dad's conversation with the store clerk, the white woman offered to pay for the book. Dad said that back then, he was not much of a reader, only comic books....(Read Full Article)

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