Who came first- people or race?

Unlike the chicken or the egg analogy, human beings and the social construct of race are not inseparable.  Humans did not come from race but race did come from humans, a product of Enlightenment thinking.  Race was not “in the beginning” with God but is with us now because we created it.  We came first […]

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Seeing is Saying

“I refuse to be intimidated by reality anymore.  What is reality?  Nothing but a collective hunch?” ~ Lily Tomlin “Seeing is of course very much a matter of verbalization.” ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek “All the world is window.  No material is opaque.  If we are willing to see– people, circumstances, situations, relationships– […]

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