Turn off all stereotypes

“Have you ever wondered what educated black people like? Why do we like baked chicken?  Why do we love neo- soul?  Why do we rock patterned stockings?” a woman asks.  She then encourages viewers to discuss these topics with friends.  I was recently directed to a website called “Stuff Educated Black People Like.”   The list […]

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How We Emerge

Racism, prejudice and stereotypes are a problem. Most, if not all persons, would agree that they produce more conflicts than resolutions, offer more questions than answers. We need only watch the evening news or visit a news website to hear about yet another incident of violence incited by race.  But, no matter how many times […]

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Ten Things Race Cannot Tell A Person About You

Race often goes before us, introducing one to others before she or he has even entered the room.  As soon as the social coloring of a person’s skin is determined, assumptions are made and the experience is rated and ruined before it has even begun. Race is often the deciding factor for the necessity of a […]

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A Prepackaged Existence

God is not a part of race and does not give it meaning. God does not lend His support to the work of race and race cannot use God as a reference despite our attempts to locate race in sacred Scripture. God wants nothing to do with race and it is my mission to create […]

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Be Specific (Part II)

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” ~ Romans 3.23 This week, I continue to ponder this notion of all.  The assertion that we can know everything about someone based on their racial grouping (which should not be confused with culture as the two are not synonymous), that we can […]

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