The curious case of the NAACP chapter lady in Spokane is an uncomfortable reminder for the overly race-conscious that race by now really should be a secondary issue in America. The woman apparently had been doing a satisfactory job in the position, even as a white person–a position presumably she could not have attained without presenting herself as black. She is in trouble only because she lied.

The fact is, it shouldn’t matter what “race” someone is in most jobs or other areas of American life. What matters, as Dr. King said, is “the content of our character, not the color of our skin.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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