30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:29-37 NLT)
Racial tension, fueled by political activist, is on the rise in our country. I don't know about the inner cities since I have never lived there. But in the suburbs, resort, medium size and smaller cities and more rural areas where I have lived, I have seen America become more open and less prejudice.
The story of the "Good Samaritan" teaches us a lesson about prejudice and about helping others. Prejudice between Jews and Samaritans was common during Jesus' lifetime. Jesus made it a point to interact with the Samaritans.
Jesus also teaches us that anyone we encounter who is in need of our help is our neighbor. Christians should be good neighbors to anyone and everyone we meet who is in need.