We all know ending racism isn't going to happen overnight. However, GOP Senators are convinced it can happen sooner than later.
Senator Tim Scott (South Carolina) and James Lankford (Oklahoma) are starting a new initiative called "Solution Sundays" in attempt to bring people together during these divided times.
The best part is you don't need to be a Senator or social justice activist to join. You can participate from the comfort of your own home! The idea, while not groundbreaking, has the power to open the minds of thousands. All you have to do is invite someone of a different race over for Sunday dinner.
While some people have hatred in their hearts, Tim Scott is convinced a lot of people are just blinded by ignorance.
“For me, it’s hard to hate what you know,” Scott said. “And it’s just so simple. It’s hard to hate what you know.”
While most of living in urban cities interact with people of every race, religion and sexual orientation on a daily basis, people living in smaller towns might only be familiar with "their own kind," causing them to spew hatred for no reason. Lankford believes Sunday can help bridge that social divide.
“Sunday is a significant day for most families in America - still, in whatever way with their families, or faith or whatever it may be,” Lankford said. “And we said, ‘If you want to be part of the solution for race in America, set aside lunch or dinner and just invite a family over of another race, and just sit down and have a meal together.”
It sounds easy enough! While we don't think this will "heal racism," we're thinking it could have a positive affect on some. Will you be inviting someone of a different race to the Sunday cookout or nah?