The Race Pass

Get a pass: “To disregard, to take no notice of something (bad or embarrassing)” Most of us are familiar with the race card.  A person plays the race card when she or he accuses another of racism.  It is also suggested that this card is played when a person brings race into a conversation, suggesting that an incident was prompted by […]

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Muhammad Ali on a White Christ

On this past Friday, the world lost a boxing champion who referred to himself as “the greatest of all time.”  While known for his physical quickness, Muhammad Ali was also possessed a sharp intellect and quick wit.  As we continue to think about race, its privileges and oppressions, I thought it fitting to hear his reflections during […]

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Four years and one day later

Happy anniversary!  I celebrated four years of writing about the social construct of race, America’s social parables and the ways in which they influence and inform our Christian faith… yesterday.  Obviously, it is a belated celebration but a noteworthy milestone nonetheless.  It is a cause for appreciation for and reflection on my writing life as […]

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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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Opposites do not attract

I know that my work is hard, that my words are difficult, that a race-less gospel can be hard to believe and believe in.  I believe it and initially, I was afraid to say it. It was not that I felt it was wrong, that I was not “fully persuaded,” that I thought that I […]

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