We made the rules

“History is made by those who break the rules.” ~ An author unknown If you want to get me fired up, just start talking about how helpless we are in terms of race. If you want to get me energized, just start telling me what I can’t do because of racism, prejudice and stereotypes.  Start […]

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Eric Deggans shows us “How to talk about race”

Author and journalist, Eric Deggans leads a discussion on race at a Ted talk in Bloomington and puts the social construct in its place.  Well- informed and well- intentioned, he makes the uncomfortable conversation comfortable and invites us all to “jump in.”

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Recovering ourselves from race

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” ~ Romans 12.3, NRSV Race has two extremes when it comes to identity: […]

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Blinded by Race

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” ~ Luke 4.18-19, NRSV […]

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Racial Facts of Life

I’ve had problems with race and its socially constructed identities for a long time.  While studying the origin and purposes of race, my finger pointing turned away from people, realizing that we are its victims.  Ironically, we’ve empowered race through science and sacred Scripture.  Now, it disempowers us. We created a lie and know it […]

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