Blaming Race

I don’t like the social coloring of your skin.  I don’t like the way that it makes me feel.  Why are you not like me? I don’t like your hair.  I don’t know what I would do with it.  I can’t put my finger on it.  Can I touch it? I don’t like your eyes; […]

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Remember to Dream

More than remembering his name or his birthdate, each year I am challenged to remember the dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  To be sure, it is God’s dream for humanity (Second Corinthians 5.11-21). Prophet and pastor, Dr. King is unmatched in his challenge to America’s citizens to be reconciled to one another.  Echoing […]

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Change of Heart

“I had a change of heart.”  We’ve all heard or said these words before.  It is a changing of our disposition, our perspective on a situation or person.  It has happened over time, a fews days, weeks, months or even years.  The changing of one’s heart does take time. And a change of heart is […]

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Say Something New

The news reporting is the same.  Same angles, views and I suspect that is the same pencil used to sketch and draw the same conclusions.  The words used to describe race relations remains unchanged: allies and hate mongers, race cards and race baiting, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation.  We reach conclusions that are the same as before. […]

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We made the rules

“History is made by those who break the rules.” ~ An author unknown If you want to get me fired up, just start talking about how helpless we are in terms of race. If you want to get me energized, just start telling me what I can’t do because of racism, prejudice and stereotypes.  Start […]

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What race is really about

It’s about hate versus love.  We will have to choose whether we are going to live in hatred or walk in love.  Before hatred kills, it cripples and without love, we will never walk unimpeded. It’s about us versus them.  We will have to choose to accept that there is only us.  There is no […]

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Train Up A Child…

“If you have the same skin, you can play together but if you don’t have the same skin, you can’t play together.” ~”Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture” with Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper’s report serves as a reminder of the power of parenting and the need to teach our children about cultural differences in a manner that […]

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