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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Be Specific

While waiting to be served at an area restaurant, a conversation between a local European American man and a couple of tourists about the District’s history became increasingly loud and louder still within me once I realized the nature of the conversation. The local man began to talk to them about the city’s turbulent history with […]

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One Finish Line

Race does not exist.  It is but a construct of our social imagination; a single mental image that is perceived as real and that we have agreed to bring into our reality.   It is but a dream filled with mythical characters like the mammy, brute, Jezebel, and Uncle Tom.  It is a place where people become colors– black, […]

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