by Kelly Pelton (written 13 Feb 2021)
If it seems unfair, it probably is. If it sounds ungracious, it's likely so. The separate water fountain for blacks didn't sit right with some people, although it was identical to the whites's one and worked, so what was the problem with it? All could have a drink; no one went without... It's silly to throw such a hissy fit unless accentuating differences harms those who lack power in some regard by excluding them from full acceptance, relegating them to another yard to play separately apart from you, not being a part of you. "Together" is separate's opposite, no man-made gap or biology-determined tether to limit fellowship or belonging with the group that has more social influence; it's unfair to separate based on an immutable trait. Feel God's abhorrence.