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Racism is actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. While most conceptualizations of racism include the notion of "race based discrimination," the exact definition is controversial both because there is little scholarly agreement about the meaning of the concept "race" and because there is also little agreement about what does and does not constitute discrimination.

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION: This is judging and stereotyping someone because of their race. This becomes RACISM when that judgment is used to hinder them from politics, jobs and used in the social systems that make a just society.

RACE: Ethnicity based on language or color of the skin. RACIAL SUPERIORITY: When a race considers itself superior to the other and uses that as a way to dominate others.

RACIAL PROFILING: "Racial profiling" refers to the targeting of particular individuals by law enforcement authorities based not on their behavior, but rather their personal characteristics. It is generally used to encompass more than simply an individual's race. As used in this report, it encompasses race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion—and means the impermissible use by law enforcement authorities of these personal characteristics, to any degree, in determining which individuals to stop, detain, question, or subject to other law enforcement activities. Two points should be emphasized in connection with this definition.


Here at IOC, June is our month to celebrate. First of all, we celebrate our Father God and all the fathers in the house. The word father means "source.” Fathers are the source of seed and DNA Of a family. The foundation of a strong nation is built on the backs of strong families. The truth is that without fathers being present and engaged, families are dysfunctional.

Here are the top 10 reasons why fathers are important:
1. Fathers forge families.
2. Fathers provide the seed and DNA that shapes all of us.
3. Fathers give affirmation to build confidence, self-esteem and break timidity.
4. Fathers give allowance to make mistakes and explore new things in an atmosphere of safety.
5. Fathers give acceptance that heals the woundedness of their children.
6. Fathers give discipline to instill character and mold strong children.
7. Fathers protect like a holy warrior so that the family feels safe and secure emotionally and spiritually.
8. Fathers are priests of the house that adequately represents the Father God with his lifestyle and example of Godliness.
9. Fathers blaze the trail, set the pace and lead the charge for their families.
10. Fathers provide and prophesy blessings over their family so that destiny is fulfilled.

You are not a failed father. You are the man that God is counting on to be the father of a great family just as Abraham was a father of a great nation.

Happy Father's Day!
Pastor Charles