Tag Archives: American history

Does Blackman history matter? (Living on Blackman Road)

My house is surrounded by forgotten history. It’s on Blackman Road in the middle of a former plantation. I live on (or near) land that was cleared and worked by black men, women, and children, who were held in a … Continue reading

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When history honors slaveholders, but leaves out the stories & trials of the slaves, it’s both incomplete & unjust.

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History beyond the myths

Like the Pharisees, we can miss what God’s doing in our time, because of our religion. Looking beyond our myths can help us avoid their mistake. Myths and statues have been used as cover-ups in an ongoing attempt to make … Continue reading

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History’s fables, fibs, & facts

Too often, fibs have taken the meat off of the ribs of history and fables have taken us away from the tables of truth. History that ignores and/or hides disturbing details is more a collection of tales than of reality. … Continue reading

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Colorism: Overcome fear. Take a fearless look at American history.

History has divided Americans. Ignoring that history won’t bring us together. Facing it with humility, honesty, and justice will. When it comes to reading, I’m a nonfiction guy (and that’s the truth). Even history that some people don’t want to … Continue reading

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Corona virus exposes glaring racial disparities

The COVID 19 pandemic is revealing glaring racial disparities. (Racial disparity began when skin color was declared to be a hierarchy of human value.) Racial hierarchy (a particular color supremacy) and racial equality are mutually exclusive. There’s no eye color … Continue reading

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Skin color = eye color — as a minor difference

Get Off the RACE Track in Kindle or paperback @ https://amzn.to/2U4sv2I. Tell your friends! How did skin-color get to be such a big deal in America? Why does it still effect how we live in 2020? How can we get … Continue reading

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Honest history shows that greatness without kindness is counterfeit.

Perhaps it’s time for history to stop repeating itself. Let’s begin to discover the hidden or ignored events that we need to know about. For example: For many generations in American history, darker skin color was labeled as a bad … Continue reading

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Black history tries to equalize American history

Black History Month is an attempt to begin to equalize American history — to tell the whole story and not just the parts of history that have been selected to make us look good. All Americans need to know the … Continue reading

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If President George Washington had been black . . .

If President George Washington had been black, Would America have made skin color a big deal? Would we have held people in lifelong bondage Based on nothing more than the shade of their skin? Or would the words, “All men … Continue reading

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