When you look at a dollar, you see a dollar. Nothing more, nothing less. When you take that dollar and buy a sandwich for someone who is hungry and maybe even homeless, that dollar takes on depth, meaning and impact. When you look at another person for their surface value, people will often value that person based solely on what they see. When that happens, it’s as pointless as investing your money, then waiving any return on that investment. Take the time to get to know others -especially if that person is different from you. Not only will you make a friend, you’ll expand your knowledge and understanding of the human race. It is that knowledge and understanding that is the basics involved in loving one another.
When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised. James A. Forbes
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.