Talk Back to Race

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” ~ Voltaire A child of the South, children were most often “seen but not heard.”  We were seen outside playing.  Outside we could laugh and scream and talk. But once we entered the home, we became mutes. Unless we […]

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Take a risk

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ~ Aristotle While I knew that God desired that I denounce race, I did not know exactly how to say it without hurting someone’s feelings or sense of self.  There are millions of people who identify with race and identify […]

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Raise the questions

The question of race is one that I use to wrestle with.  For a long time, it won because I thought that its answers to my identity were stronger and better trained.  Looking back, I think that I let race win because I did not perceive it as an enemy but more like a coach, […]

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Let it be

When I speak of the social construct of race, its prejudicial view and stereotypical identifiers and our leaving it behind, persons get nervous.  They seem to ask, “Where do we go from race?”  Or, “If we get rid ourselves of race, there will be something else to replace it?”  So, let’s just stick with this […]

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Who came first- people or race?

Unlike the chicken or the egg analogy, human beings and the social construct of race are not inseparable.  Humans did not come from race but race did come from humans, a product of Enlightenment thinking.  Race was not “in the beginning” with God but is with us now because we created it.  We came first […]

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