A Trip Down Race-less Memory Lane

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I have written a lot about race and race-lessness these past three years.  So, I decided to reflect on a few of the posts that surprised me most in their creation and those that have been most read  my you, my readers.  I’ll try to keep the list short but it’s really hard to pick favorite memories of growth as all were essential.  Keep in mind, I have provided more than 600 posts that have included personal writings, resourceful article links and informative videos.  Of the more than 600 posts, I will choose 10… I hope.  Your applause and prayers are requested as this is a great feat.  Thank you.

1. The journey begins.  My first post and first step into this journey to race-lessness.  With one step forward and years of research, I asked readers to “Join The Daily Race” as the blog was called then.

2.  “The Ten Race Commandments” captured the revelation that race has commandments and that the commandments of race can prevent us from practicing the commandments of Christ.

3.  “Forgiving Words” challenged readers to view race as a bully and to acknowledge the pain that its words have caused us and then to forgive the words.

4.  “The Seven Deadly Sins of Race” pushed me farther away from the social construct and allowed me to see race as a sinful construct.

5.  “The Reconciling Race Series” asked, “What does our belief in race settle or solve for us?”

6.  “Race’s Model Prayer” uses Christ’s model prayer to demonstrate the differences between a belief in race and the Christian faith.

7.  “When We Color Ourselves” is a poem that points out the problem with the social coloring of skin and “the color line.”  See also “Undoing Race: Putting No Confidence in the Flesh.”  I suppose that would count as two.  Forgive me.  Keep praying.

8.  “Ten Ways that God Transcends Race” seeks to address and demolish the argument that God can be subjected to the social coloring of skin.  God is not socially colored black/ white/ red/ yellow/ brown/ beige.

9.  “Black Disadvantage: Unpacking The Obvious Baggage of Blackness” is a popular post and it was written to be partnered with Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack.”   I think that the title speaks for itself.

10.  “A Declaration of Racial Exceptionalism” captures my healing to date as it relates to the social construct of race and the practice of my Christian faith.

We’ve come along way it seems but we have so much farther to go.  I love the spiritual exercise of writing this blog and hope that I never forget the importance of this work.  I’m going to keep writing and walking this race-less path.  I’m so glad that I have you to journey with.

 

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