A Declaration of Exceptionalism

I am an exception to the rules of race.  I don’t follow them; I live to break them.  I live my life above the laws of race.

Race cannot put me in a box and check me off.  I don’t fit and I won’t bend or contort to do so.  There is more room in this world than what race has to offer, available if I don’t buy into the lie of inferiority.

I am made of new stuff not old stereotypes and cultural prejudices.  I am a new word spoken into existence by the God who does new things (Isaiah 43.19).  I am a new creature, a new beginning (Second Corinthians 5.17).  I start here.  My life begins now.

I will not repeat the segregationist relationships of the past; I choose my own friends.  My family is God’s family– without exception.  And I will love and be loved exceptionally.



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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.

2 thoughts on “A Declaration of Exceptionalism

  1. Starlette, WELL SAID!! I totally agree. What a difference it would make in life anf living, if more had the courage to be so FREE.

    1. Dr. Wood! Indeed, sir. It is only by God’s grace and will for my life that I make such declarations. I pray that everyone who reads it begins to believe it. “Whom the Son sets free…”

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