The Race Pass

Get a pass: “To disregard, to take no notice of something (bad or embarrassing)” Most of us are familiar with the race card.  A person plays the race card when she or he accuses another of racism.  It is also suggested that this card is played when a person brings race into a conversation, suggesting that an incident was prompted by […]

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Battling Race

“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” ~Friedrich Neitzsche Race is a monster. It’s not like the ones that hide under our beds or in our closets. Its features are not ghastly though it has been known to make its victims appear such. Race is […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Race

I know that many persons don’t understand my displeasure with race and I can’t point to the specific time when my intense dissatisfaction began.  In fact, I don’t know why I just can’t let go of the conviction that race must be eradicated, that I don’t see it as others have though I have had many of the same […]

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Why a Race-less Life

After a conversation with a friend this week about the blog, I agreed with her that it was necessary to expound upon why I seek to live life without race.  I briefly shared with her my childhood and formative experiences in a hyper- racialized home environment.  From conception, my life has been determined by race.  […]

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