Circling back

Do you see the world through race- colored glasses?   Are you totally dependent on race to survive in the world around you?  Can’t leave  home without race?  Don’t know how you could understand the world without its prejudices and stereotypes?  If this is how you feel, then I understand. I’ve been there and I […]

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Race who?

  “If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.” | Ludwig Wittgenstein Most persons feel compelled to answer to race and to question those who don’t.  “Who does race say that you are?”  Skin deep, the epitome of superficial meaning, we speak as if its value is apparent, a […]

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Why do Christians believe in race?

“Calls are essentially questions.  They aren’t questions you necessarily need to answer outright; they are questions to which you need to respond, expose yourself and kneel before.   You don’t want an answer you can put in a box and set on a shelf.  You want a question that will become a chariot to carry you […]

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What Race Cannot Answer

“I am beige, brown, black, red, yellow, white.”   What do we mean when we define ourselves by the social coloring of skin?  Because calling yourself a color will not answer who you are.  And the social construct of race does not tell us who or why we are but what we are– colored people.  More it […]

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Beyond Black & White

  Beyond black and white.  It is the title of a popular book by Manning Marable.  He begins his introduction this way: “Black and white. As long as I can remember, the fundamentally defining feature in my life, and the lives of my family, was the stark reality of race.  Angular and unforgiving, race was […]

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Numb

How do you feel?  How do experience your self, your life and that of others?  How do you know that it is real and exact and true? And how can you feel when race gets in between us and our skin?  Talk about getting under our skin.  Race separates us from our bodies and picks […]

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Finding Ourselves When We Lose Race

I know the story of race but I am not the storyteller.  I know the history of racism but I am not the historian.  I have had the experiences of prejudice and stereotyping but I am not their victim.  I know the world but I am not a citizen.  I do not belong in a […]

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