Category Archives: American history

Never buy enough (be enough)

You can never buy enough physical things to make up for inner emptiness. Don’t settle for incomplete shopping: “With all your getting get understanding.” –Proverbs 4:7 An abundance of stuff has failed to “Make America kind within.” Greatness exudes kindness … Continue reading

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Why don’t American Presidents carry guns?

Can you think of a US President who carried a gun? Most (if not all) have found it completely unnecessary. Why? Presidents are protected by the best security system and body guards that money can buy — the Secret Service. … Continue reading

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Colorful race adventures

This Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for my interracial adventures and my new book about them. Read about my adventures crossing the color-line: * selling black history books door-to-door in a race riot; * getting a haircut from Oprah’s dad; … Continue reading

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Explaining “Off the RACE Track” in only 40 SECONDS

Are you ready to jump some tracks? Here’s the Amazon link.

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What they’re saying about Off the RACE Track

Off the Race Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind is a kind, nonpolitical, and inspiring resource for racial reconciliation and healing America’s racial wounds. Here is what people are saying about it: Commissioner Israel L. Gaither, first black National Commander, The Salvation … Continue reading

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Discriminate in your reading–plant seeds of hope

All reading is not created equal. Discriminate. Find reading material that is hope-giving, uplifting, challenging, and healing. Read books that fill up your heart with love, compassion, and understanding, not books that trash your heart. Everything you read puts a seed … Continue reading

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Some short quotes from Off the RACE Track

Here are some short quotes from my new book: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind. To get a copy or download a Kindle version, search for — Off the RACE Track Steve Simms — on Amazon. “There is much greatness … Continue reading

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