Healing from Race, Race, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness

Overhearing Evil: Race offers the same old story

"After all these generations and centuries of practice, we still don't know how to see and talk about ourselves or each other.  We are at the same time obsessed with 'race' and wholly confounded by it." |Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self- Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race Oppressed and oppressor, master and slave, America has… Continue reading Overhearing Evil: Race offers the same old story

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness

Skintight: Race suggests there is a scarcity of human being

“After all these generations and centuries, we still don’t know how to see and talk about ourselves and each other.” | Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self- Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race Is that all you’ve got?  Is that all you have for me?  Is there nothing more to say about me, save these physical… Continue reading Skintight: Race suggests there is a scarcity of human being

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Teaching Racelessness

Resisting Race

Race is a rule of law.  The color line is well- defined as each generation digs in their heels. "We shall not be moved."  We fold our arms and turn our backs.  We turn on each other and take turns hating the other. I hate you.  You hate me.  We hate them.  One way of… Continue reading Resisting Race

American Identity, Healing from Race, Post- racial, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

Race is not a body language

Race is not a body language. It is not a form of nonverbal communication as one’s physical features do not actually communicate physical behaviors.  Because there must be a bad connection as the calls are all the same.  Black is bad, can’t be half bad but must be all bad, a bad apple that leaves… Continue reading Race is not a body language

"Black lives matter", American Identity, Cross- cultural relationships, Fear, Hate Crimes, Healing from Race, Race

The history of our days

On this day in 1955, a fourteen year old African American boy named Emmett Till from Chicago, Illinois was killed in Money, Mississippi.  I know his story by heart; it was the first one I learned on domestic terrorism and mob lynching when I began my personal study of African American history.   He went… Continue reading The history of our days

Healing from Race, lynching, Race, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Criminality, Race and Culture, Race and Law Enforcement

True Justice

In June, I visited The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.  It is part of my work with the Louisville Institute for which I was awarded a pastoral study grant to examine the sociopolitical construct of race's influence on the malformation of Christian community.  My project centers around the work and… Continue reading True Justice

Healing from Race, James Baldwin, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Language, Race and Literature

You’re not race-less yet?

Still signing up and showing up for the role of colored people, black, brown, red, yellow, white and otherwise?  Well, here are a few words of wisdom from two of my favorite writers to get you to choose differently and to say something more about who you are as a human being.  Because race is… Continue reading You’re not race-less yet?