I Just Had to Say It

I couldn’t say black or white or red or yellow or beige or brown anymore.  I just couldn’t refer to people by social colors, pretending that their skin offered some innate, inherent meaning, that it suggested the manner in which they should be viewed and subsequently treated.  I didn’t believe in race and there was […]

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Perspective

What is race doing with our lives?  What is race doing to our lives?  What is race doing for our lives?  What are its benefits, the reasons that we continue to employ it, to keep it, to depend on it? What have we done with our lives, to our lives and to the lives of […]

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Stop the Train!

How does believing in race make us better Christians?  How do its prejudices and stereotypes help us to love our neighbor, to welcome the stranger, to take care of the orphan and the widow?  What does race really do for us?  What does it strengthen our faith in? Thomas Dixon Jr., a Southern Baptist Minister […]

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Race and the Irresponsible Self

Race allows you and I to look away, to not look at ourselves fully or completely.  We do not have to face ourselves alone and a part from its insecurities that make us feel safe.  We want race to tell us what we see and who/ what/ when/ where/ why we should ignore.  We need race to do for us […]

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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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