Race and Misrepresentation

mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion/ˌmisreprəzenˈtāSH(ə)n/, Noun 1.  the action or offense of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something When we call ourselves racial beings, socially colored black/ white/ red/ yellow/ brown/ beige people, we misrepresent our Creator.  God is not a racial being or a Racial Being, a supreme among supremes, defined or confined […]

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Ferguson: An Unnecessary Repetition

I have heard persons say that we have seen this before, that we have heard these police accounts and witness statements before, that we have heard the President, politicians and news personalities make these same arguments before. Again.  It is a troubling word when used in sentences involving the untimely death of a teenager.  An […]

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What are you thinking?

“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” ~ Philippians 4.8, NRSV “We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God […]

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The Whole Armor of Race

Living the racialized life calls for twenty- four hour surveilance as there is always something being said or not said, being done or not done on the basis of race.  All verbal and nonverbal communications, actions and reactions must be scrutinized for potential harm to us.  We must always be ready to defend and thus, […]

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Something To Talk About

We often say that a picture is worth one thousand words.  Well, why is that we have so few in our vocabulary when it comes to race? So few images of cultures different from our own, so few ways of seeing each other outside of race and its stereotypes?  Sadly, we really do believe that […]

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