Deconstructing race, tearing down the linguistic, legal and living structures that support the defacing of the imago Dei in all human beings is hard work. So is keeping a racialized group propped up to look down their noses at others not chosen to be white. It is easier to simply rinse and repeat after race, […]
“I don’t give a fuck about white people.” My best friend Paula is writing a paper on race and she doesn’t know what to talk about. She doesn’t think that she has anything to say about it. “Race is your thing—not mine. Why would give God me this title? Can’t I just write about prayer?” We have had multiple conversations […]
Today is the birthday of writer, activist and artist, James Baldwin. Today, I salute his courageous questioning of the social construct of race, the distance between race and human identity. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the words and witness of Mr. James Baldwin.
I feel the need to say again and again that you are not made up of a color, that you cannot be summed up by your skin. There is more to you and this is a lesser part. Of all that God is created on your body, still we focus on the layer that covers […]
I hate the descriptor “people of color.” First, the phrase suggests that “color” is the principle identifier for human beings. Secondly, white is a color too. Lastly, it smacks of separation. There are people of color and then, there are just people or people of no color, I guess. My distaste was confirmed while reading […]