If you want to change how you see yourself, you have to change how you say yourself. I am… It is easy to say who you are (or at least who you think or hope yourself to be); but, it takes courage to say who you are not. It takes power. It is my life’s […]
The root of the word question is the word quest, which is defined as “the long and arduous search for something.” In my questioning of the social construct of race, what am I hoping to find? I am hoping to discover more of myself, to go deeper into the spiritual reality that is me, to see […]
Additional Resources Christopher Alan Bayly, The Raj: India and the British, 1600-1947 Encyclopedia Britannica, The Black War Thomas Carlyle, “Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question,” 1849. Sir Francis Galton, Essays in Eugenics, The Eugenics Education Society, 1909. Sir Francis Galton, Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope and Aims, The American Journal of Sociology, (Vol.10 No. 10), July 1904.
Jane Elliot simulates an apartheid regime in a London warehouse with thirty brown and blue eyed volunteers. A challenging and provocative video that shows the painful wrestling that takes place when persons tackle the privileges and social favoritism that our belief in race elicits. Jane Elliot’s brown eye- blue eye experiment demonstrates the ridiculous nature of […]
“Death and life and in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.” ~ Proverb 18.21, NRSV I am always last but never first, always down and out, never up and over, always angry– it comes with being black, always defending but never safe. I am born to follow orders but never to […]