Billy Graham’s Answers on race, inequality

Over several decades of ministry, including the Civil Rights Movement, Billy Graham answered many questions on race and prejudice. Here are some that still apply today:

Q: Can our nation overcome racism? I don’t think a week goes by without something happening that tells me I’m still a second-class citizen.
A: I know our society has made great progress in race relations during my lifetime—but you’re right: Much remains to be done.
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Q: How can someone be prejudiced and still claim to be Christian?
A: Racial or ethnic prejudice is a sin in the eyes of God, and no Christian should allow his or her heart to be filled with prejudice.
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Q: What do you think is the greatest social problem in the world today?
A: I’ve often said that in my view racism is the biggest social problem we face in the world today, and I believe it still is.
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Q: Is it too late for someone who grew up prejudiced to change?
A: No, it’s never too late for someone to change—although the older we get the harder it becomes. But God still can change someone’s attitude if the person is willing.
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Q: Where did all the races come from? I have a hard time believing God meant for there to be so much strife because of race.
A: God created [each race] and gave them their unique identity. … God wants us to learn to accept each other and love each other.
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There is only one answer to the problem behind racism. Begin by making peace with God.