Not Enough For Me

I know that the actions committed in the name of race are real, that is makes a believer and faithful follower out of us, that we pledge allegiance to our skin and create borders around our bodies.  No race- mixing. But, race does not have a real name for me.  Socially constructed, I don’t want this American […]

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We have a new name

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself.  It is the only true guide you will ever have.  And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” ~ […]

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Withering Away

“He (Jesus) left that place and entered their synagogue; a man was there with a withered hand and they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?’ so that they might accuse him.  He said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has only one sheep and it falls into a pit on the […]

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Shutting Down Race

So, the U.S. government has shut down.  I’ll admit that I am shocked; I just didn’t think that it would come to this.  Hundreds of thousands of persons have been furloughed and have returned home to pick up habits like cycling and reading as they wait for the government to reopen.  This morning, I am […]

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Dying Daily to Race

“I die daily.” ~ First Corinthians 15.31 Funerals.  No one likes them, right?  Well, except for morticians perhaps!  And death, like politics and religion, is a subject to be avoided unless absolutely necessary.  Whether it is because of the resultant grief, the mystery that shrouds it or fear of our own demise, death is not […]

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The Images We Create

We have images that we have created and that we seek to be created in.  For example, there is the celebrity or more specifically, the movie star.  In order to be considered one, there is not only a gift or talent that must be valued by others.  But once “discovered,” there is an image that […]

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Questioning Race (Part Two)

What is the meaning of the racialized life?  What is its purpose, its goal, its end?  Why are we, the “races,” here?  If race is our creator, as people of color (“White” is a color too.), what were we placed on the earth to do?  What happens when we die after we have lived our […]

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