The person sharing a devotional was telling a story about a person whose presence had scared him. Included in the description was that the “man was big and black.”
Since the audience for this devotional was 98% anglo, identifying the man as black had the intended effect. I paid attention through the rest of the story for any other reason for the man’s race to have been mentioned.There was none
I think the next time I hear something like that, I’m going to interrupt and ask why race would be mentioned.
To us white folk, this may not seem like much, but it’s got to stop.