Nearly everyone in America is familiar with the word “racism," and it is no wonder why. Our nation’s history, although full of the grace and favor of God, is also marked by grievous sins such as slavery and the resulting mistreatment of various ethnic groups. Although we have come far as a nation, it still seems at times that these issues have not been sufficiently dealt with. Politicians, news outlets, and others take advantage of the tension, skewing situations to fit their agendas, and no one seems to know how to engage the real issue. This, unfortunately, often extends to the Church.