Post- Racial America: Why We Can’t Get Past Race

There aren’t many fans of the word post- racial.  It seems utopian for some, unrealistic for others.  And from what I hear and read, it seems almost mythical.  It’s magic talk and there isn’t a huge market for this fairy dust.  We just cannot even imagine the characters for such a story.  Because exactly what […]

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Race Pop Quiz

Name ___________________________    Date _____________ 1.  As a Christian, I believe in the social construct of race and that its power and influence are both natural and thereby inherent, both divine and consequently, supreme. True or False? 2.  As a Christian, I believe that the social construct of race is reflective of the image of […]

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Boxes are a Choice

You are not a box to be filled or checked off.  You are not even a box to be unpacked.  We are not social storage spaces, comprised of historical memories and future plans.  Our humanity cannot be contained by cardboard, human will or public opinion because we cannot be folded neatly, labeled and put away. […]

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The Misuse of History

It was a routine day at the park.  We left the house around our usual time.  Yesterday, we took the same route, looked at the same houses and pointed at the same cars and ‘tucks” (i.e. trucks).  My son and I have done it almost every day since spring began. It was unusual that there […]

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Ten More Power Thoughts for the Race-Less Life

“Our problems lie in how we see ourselves. We’ve bought into so much without thinking.” ~ Ali Karjoo- Ravary, a friend I made at the Chautauqua Institute More is better and we can certainly use more power when it comes to overcoming race.  So much of what we hear and see and say suggests that we […]

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