Race

Race and our humanity– not even close

I am not searching for myself.  I certainly will not find her in a crayon box.  I did not wait my entire life to discover that I am a color.  The creation narrative recorded in Genesis is much more meaningful, spiritual and tells me that God breathed into the first human being and he became… Continue reading Race and our humanity– not even close

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Race

I need another word

  We need new words.  I need new words, ones that roll off my tongue.  The colored ones get caught in my throat.  New being in Jesus Christ, these racialized ones don't work for me.  They didn't go down easily.  They didn't stick to me.  I cannot make them a part of me, just take… Continue reading I need another word

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Race, Race and Baptism, Race and Christian Identity

Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

"His (Jesus') life must mean the death of race in us." | Brian Bantum, The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World It's not hard.  Letting go of race is not difficult.  I know that it is not something that we would consider and that you didn't ask for assistance with.… Continue reading Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

Healing from Race, Race, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness

I doubt it: Questioning the credibility of race

Here is a confession: I am not who race says that I am.  I will not be who race says that I will be.  I can go where race says that no "like me" has ever gone before.  Race does not open or close doors.  We do. I am so tired of this race, this… Continue reading I doubt it: Questioning the credibility of race

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

A Race-less Vocabulary List

Race is not prescriptive. Race causes us to lose sight of each other quite literally. We are missing out on love, healing, relationship, truth... all because we cannot see each other.  We speak as if race has always been, as if we will cease to exist, turn into dust, fade into oblivion if we stop… Continue reading A Race-less Vocabulary List

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

I am a race atheist

Before you wave me off, dismiss my faith system or the lack thereof, hear me out.  Give me a chance, an opportunity to make my case.  I assure you: This is not what I thought that I would be saying. I used to believe in race, with all my heart, from my head down to… Continue reading I am a race atheist

Race, Race and Identity, Teaching Racelessness

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… Continue reading Not Enough For Me