Category Archives: racial reconciliation

Playing the erase card

Play the erase card. Forgive people who have hurt or offended you. Disrespect makes fairness difficult. People who disrespect others reveal their own insecurity and fear. Two or more people won’t ever agree on everything, but their disagreement never needs … Continue reading

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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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Track or Treat?

If you look closely at history you will noticed that America was founded on a color-coded trick called race. That trick laid the track of dubious racial distinction and distracted us from the treat of compassionate color-caring and equality. Perhaps we … Continue reading

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Statues & Knees (a paradox)

A poem about statues and knees: With statues we honor Men who took up arms In violent rebellion Against America; But we dishonor Those who simply kneel To protest police shootings Of unarmed men.

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Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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Skin color, statues, & stuff

Skin color’s a dumb thing to focus on! So much pain was released when it became a way of evaluating people. Let’s quit judging people by their “color.” Eye color, hair color, skin color; does any of it really matter? … Continue reading

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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