Can someone paraphrase this quote for me please? "On an alter of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the color of God."I'm doing a big paper on racism and so many...

Can someone paraphrase this quote for me please? "On an alter of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the color of God."

I'm doing a big paper on racism and so many different quotes that I have to paraphrase, I've gotten through a good bit of them - could someone help me please

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What Don Williams is saying in this quote is basically that all people are fundamentally the same.  He is saying that because of this racism is a pointless and harmful thing.

In the first part of the quote, he is saying that we, essentially, sacrifice our own good to prejudice.  In other words, we hurt ourselves when we give in to prejudice and racism.

In the second part of the quote, he says that we hurt ourselves because we are all equal before God.  He says that we are all God's children and so when we hurt other people, we're truly hurting ourselves.

So this quote is saying that we are all made in the image of God and we are all part of God's creation and so when we hurt each other through racism we are hurting ourselves.

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