Beyond Prejudice

I often look for resources to share that might assist us in our journey toward understanding ourselves apart from the social construct of race.  Deconstructing this identity is more complicated than the “peeling back the layers.”  It is deeply imbedded in who we are and believe others to be. The paradigm of race must be […]

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Identity Forward

There are those we describe as fashion- forward.  They don’t wear what is popular but determine the trend and set the tone for a season or years to come.  They are ahead of their time, wearing what will become fashionable.  They open our eyes to the possibility to what we can wear and look like. […]

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Bigger Words

“…as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)– in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.” ~ Romans 4.17, NRSV Paul is writing about Abraham, the father of our faith and likewise, […]

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Letting go of race

It’s not easy.  We are familiar with and know the feel of the social construct of race.  We know what to expect of it and for all the faults that we find with race, we are too familiar with its prejudices, too accustomed to its stereotypes, too comfortable with the life lived racially to let […]

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Beyond

While I understand the angst, disgust and frustration of those who hear the word post- racial and point quickly to the latest example of racialized injustice (also known as hubris, selfishness, self and other- hatred and self- deception), I struggle with communicating my need to move past the social construct of race.  I am tired of […]

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There is more to life

Life is not always a fight.  It is not all struggle and wrestling, climbing and striving, pulling and pushing.  Still, there are persons who move from argument to argument, from injustice to injustice, from one offense to the next.  If we would listen to them, they would have us believe that there are no respites […]

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I don’t know how I know this

I don’t know how I know this but I am fully persuaded and absolutely certain that people are not colors.  I cannot put my finger on the proof, unless I count myself, but I do not believe that the summary of my human existence or yours lies in the social coloring of skin, the shape […]

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