VeggieTales Creator Explains the Hidden Truth About Racism in America
Many Christians know Phil Vischer best for creating the popular VeggieTales animated series. Voicing Bob the Tomato and many other characters, Vischer explained Bible stories and biblical truths for a generation of families. Now he's explaining another topic: the history of racism in America.
Speaking for many viewers, Vischer opens his new video by asking, "Why are people protesting? Why are people angry? Slavery ended 150 years ago. The civil rights movement was 60 years ago. Racial discrimination is illegal now. Heck, we even had a black president. So why are people still upset?"
Thankfully, those questions have answers. Over the next 17 minutes, Vischer quickly breaks down the history of racism in America over the last century. After all, as the expression goes, those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Vischer says he hopes "it helps make sense of" the moment we're currently living in.
Vischer's video has been praised by other Christian leaders, including Beth Moore, who shared the video on Twitter and commented, "This short video by @philvischer is incredibly helpful for developing a better understanding of white privilege. When I began reading and researching our history with seriousness 3 or so years ago, these were the kinds of facts and stats that shattered my previous assumptions."
Watch the full video here and let us know what you think in the comments.