“Check The Ears”: Making Sure The Baby’s Not Dark

Meghan Markle and her husband, Harry accused the royal family of racism in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. They didn’t name names but the admission alone caused audible gasps from Winfrey. In the interview, Markle says that the royal family discussed whether or not their son Archie, who had not been born yet, would […]

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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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Hope doesn’t make racism go away

Persons are still dying due to racialized violence at the hands of police officers, a self- serving economy that spoon feeds the rich its profits, a deadly healthcare system that has a history of mistreating bodies socially colored black and brown in the name of scientific discovery, intentional segregation that ensures communities do not have […]

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Counting to Ten: The Raceless Gospel celebrates its tenth anniversary!

Most folks wouldn’t touch race with a ten foot pole but I feel drawn to it. I started this blog and this journey with you ten years ago on an Ash Wednesday. Back then, it was called The Daily Race. Name changed and seasons changed but I have kept on writing. The words have only […]

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Under Normal Circumstances: The Normalization of “white” Mob Violence

Along with millions of other Americans who work in Washington, D.C., I was warned of the Trump voters who would be coming to the city. We all knew that they were coming. Trump told us that they would be en route if the presidential election didn’t go his way. It was a planned gathering, invitations […]

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