This is meant to be discussed in this forum as it has to do with our beliefs and values as believers and particularly as Baptists! I watched a media report on local Sounthern California television last evening and the white reporter ask a group of black men, "What percent of white folks do they think are racist in the privacy of their own homes?" The number that was bantered around and finally agreed on was maybe 60%. I wish the reporter would have gone a step further, and ask those black men on that group panel what percentages of black folks are racist in the privacy of their homes? I for one do not disagree that in the privacy of our homes, racist's comments will be made from time to time, and unlike Mel Gibbons widely publicized rant against Jews, Paula Deen and Donald Sterling's public comments about blacks that slipped out and became public fodder for the cannons of political correctness, racism is a fact of life that all of us are guilty of, but will never be found out because we are smart enough to keep our ideas in the privacy of our minds, hearts and homes! With that said, if you were to be totally honest about this racism thing, are there times that you have thoughts, or say things in the privacy of your home, that could be construed as racist if someone secretly taped you and released it to the public? Please be honest. Polls do not show who said what, so now is the time to lay it on the line and be candid, without being stoned by your peers or the public! One other question, do you think that non-English-speaking Caucasians, blacks, Asians, Muslims, and Hispanics are racist in the privacy of their homes? :type: And is racism a social flaw, or a spiritual sin? And while we are on the topic - if any of you can difine what racism and homophobia is, it may go a long way in making this thread more interesting as wel as enlightening to the rest of us! I do not see myself as racist of homphobic, but there are those who would disagree with me, which is why I started this thread, I hope as believers we can find some common ground! God bless!