It’s all in the flesh

“There are white people and then, there are people of color.”  I’ve heard this story before and I know how it ends.  Spoiler alert.  The color white is supreme, comes out on top, saves the day, the planet, the universe, the damsel in distress, the heathen, the barbarian, the baby and the bath water.  The […]

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When you don’t know what to say about race but you need to talk about it

“I don’t give a fuck about white people.”  My best friend Paula is writing a paper on race and she doesn’t know what to talk about.  She doesn’t think that she has anything to say about it.  “Race is your thing—not mine.  Why would give God me this title? Can’t I just write about prayer?”  We have had multiple conversations […]

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Separate: A Confession

“In politics, being deceived is no excuse.” | Leszek Kolakowski As a Christ follower, I separate myself from doctrines and historical disputes that divide me down the middle.As a person of the Way, we go our separate ways. As a Christ follower, I separate myself from the darkness and all its deeds.As a person of […]

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See how the land lies

“I swear to the Lord I still can’t see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.” | Langston Hughes   Nobody represents me. We can only represent ourselves and even then, we may not show up—even with our hands in and up.  We are always running behind, stuck in societal traffic and unable to move beyond […]

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The Race Trap

What is it that we see in race that we cannot see apart from it?  Why do we prefer to get closer to it than to ourselves?  This literal carnal identity, we are known by our skin.  It is the way of the world.  It is the way things are people remind me. No other […]

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