The Benefit of a Name

Names are important.  Nick names are cute but birth names carry a lot of meaning.  Parents name their children after persons they love and admire.  They hand down names of those who they have left an indelible mark on their lives and they choose to remember them through their child.  Parents also name their children […]

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I’ve heard it all before

Race frustrates me for many reasons but one that I can’t seem to make sense of is the repetition.  Race has not said anything new about any human being to date.  And I’m tired of hearing the same old story of us versus them, the same old fears: they are going to get you or […]

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I Shall Not Be Conformed

When I talk about my experience with race and the decision to live a race-less life, persons who want to convince me of its reality and in turn, my need to accept the social identity of a “black” person often challenge me. They look as if they want to grab me by both shoulders, look […]

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