Ten Things I Hate About Race

In 1999, I was a freshmen in college when a romantic teen comedy was released called Ten Things I Hate About You.  It is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s play  “Taming of the Shrew.”  Now, I have never seen this movie but the title of this post must have been inspired by it somehow.  I assure you that while in college, I was not interested in romance and nothing was funny.  Education was serious business and let’s just say, I wasn’t always the social butterfly that I am now.  But, I was angry and I did hate; though I can’t say that it was race at the time.

Maybe you’re angry and you have hatred in your heart for persons of another culture based on a personal or historic experience of disrespect, abuse, marginalization, mistreatment and/or oppression.  I pray that this post would allow you to redirect your anger and hatred toward race and to pray for those who have hurt or mistreated you (Luke 6.28).  Perhaps, you might even be inspired to begin a list of your own.

Ten Things I Hate About Race

1.  It keeps a record of wrong.  It will not forget.

2.  It will not forgive.

3.  Its stereotypes and prejudices

4.  Its know- it- all attitude

5.  Its generalizations because “you know how they are”

6.  Its blatant unfairness

7.  Its faithful lies

8.  Its selfishness, arguing only for the “survival of the fittest”

9.  Its comparisons

10.  Its power of persuasion

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Seeking to lead words and people to their highest and most authentic expression, I am the principal architect of a race/less world.

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