Don’t Worry About Race

“How long will I store up anxious concerns within me, agony in my mind everyday?

Psalm 13.2

If we have no control over race, if its biological or innate, then why do we spend so much of our time worrying about it?  If we cannot change the stereotypes that are associated with the social coloring of our skin or the prejudices that we hold against each other, then why do we strive for tolerance and emphasive diversity?  I believe that it is because we know that something is wrong with race and we seek to make it right by us and each other.  Though some of us still believe that race is natural,  God- given or inspired, we find its social positions, the statements made and the acts committed in the name of race troubling.  And so we worry about race.  We worry about what race will do to us and what race is doing through us.  Like the psalmist, we store up anxious concerns about it.

But, don’t let race get the best of you.  Don’t use the present to dwell on your potential future with race.  Don’t give it more time that it deserves.  You have already given it so much, worrying about what persons think about you based on the social coloring of your skin, worrying if you were not given an opportunity because of your social appearance, worrying if you were treated differently because of this evil imagination.  Don’t give race more of your thoughts than it is worthy of.  It is only considerable in importance and power because we have yet to fully understand our own greatness a part from it.  We have not become aware of the reality that is above and a part from race.  Race is only as deep as we allow it to dig into us; its expansiveness begins to shrink dramatically the moment we realize the vastness of our being and abililty.

Don’t worry about race because race does not worry about you.  It does not sit biting its nails wondering if you’re going to believe in it.  It does not pace the floor at night concerned that you might abandon it as an identity.  No, race has nothing to worry about because race did not create itself.  God did not speak it into existence; we did.  And it is we who watch over it to ensure that it performs.  So, stop talking about race and you will, in turn, stop worrying about race.

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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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