Bad skin. Good skin. A larger problem than pimples, blackheads and an oily T- zone, the social coloring of skin and the meanings we associate with it are… Read more “Good Skin”
As many of us gear up for summer vacations with flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen, I want to remind us of the journey offered in books. Words… Read more “Books can take you places”
I shared a meditation at a Maundy Thursday service last night titled “Do as I do.” It is a command that highlights the disconnect between our words and our actions. … Read more “Race will not survive”
To date, I have published 1,040 posts for this blog. It is my largest body of work and the race-less gospel is my life’s devotion to God. … Read more “Eight Readings for Advent”
I wonder when we will put the two together– race and racism. Theirs is a partnership; the two go hand- in- hand as you cannot have one… Read more “The Race System”
“See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble and through it many… Read more “How race makes us bitter”
Race Address: Our minds Education All the fields of inquiry have associated themselves with me, attempting to prove my origin, determine my purpose and influence … Read more “Who’s hiring?: Race’s Resume”
Race as a category for identity or a means by which to identify one’s self is a modern concept.
“The very category of ‘race’– denoting primarily skin color– was first employed as a means of classifying human bodies by Francois Bernier, a French physician, in 1684. The first authoritative racial division of humankind is found in the influential Naturae Systemae (1735) of the preeminent naturalist Carolus Linnaeus.”
~ Cornel West, Prophetic Fragments (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1988), 100.
I am often dumbfounded at the number of persons who live their lives as if mere spectators. They talk about their lives as if they are not… Read more “This Is Not A Spectator Sport”