What Race Is Not (II)

Oftentimes, it seems that we would rather celebrate the self- discoveries of others rather than to seek and find the treasures within our respective identities.  This truth is evident in our celebrity- driven culture where teenagers and adults alike live vicariously through musical artists, actors/actresses and popular sports figures.  Their songs become our mantras, their careers become our dreams and […]

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Be Specific (Part II)

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” ~ Romans 3.23 This week, I continue to ponder this notion of all.  The assertion that we can know everything about someone based on their racial grouping (which should not be confused with culture as the two are not synonymous), that we can […]

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It’s a Stretch

There are so many reasons to believe in race and it is certainly easier to just accept the reality that I have been given— to be as I’m told.  Black.  But, what if I don’t agree?  Is it then wrong to talk back to society, to argue with the seemingly parental figure that is my […]

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One Finish Line

Race does not exist.  It is but a construct of our social imagination; a single mental image that is perceived as real and that we have agreed to bring into our reality.   It is but a dream filled with mythical characters like the mammy, brute, Jezebel, and Uncle Tom.  It is a place where people become colors– black, […]

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