So, I don’t have roses or a card. I did not make dinner reservations or write a special song. But, what I can promise you is my continual commitment to conversations about race. I love to talk about race. It is never impolite to bring it up in my company.
I began this journey because of my distaste for words that color- coded our humanity. I didn’t have the words for it then. I had more questions than answers, more anxiety than confidence. But, little by little, day by day, word by word and post by post, that is no longer the case.
I have managed to put race in its place and it is not the voice of naivete that speaks. More than being post- racial, I know that our identity in Jesus Christ is pre- racial, that we existed before race. Race can get behind me because it was not before me. It can step aside because it was never apart of the creation of me.
I began this journey with words like race-less, aracial anthropology, race-lessness, racial eliminativism and many others five years ago. We began as The Daily Race and now we are Race-less Gospel. From a blog to an official website, I am wondering what is next.
I am certainly looking forward to going deeper. I desire to submerge my soul in all things in spiritual. Race will not survive such a plunge. It will have to float back to the top, always superficial.
Happy anniversary and may you and I have many more days to talk about our lives, our communities and God’s world without race.