Tag Archives: American history

History of the race card

People with similar personalities have much more in common than people with similar skin color. Get out of the race box. Color outside the racial lines. Get my new book “Off the RACE Track” on Amazon. If you look back at … Continue reading

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Insults, race, disagreement, politics, and history

It takes no brains, no heart, and no character to call someone a demeaning name. However, if you feel a need to insult people who disagree with you, perhaps you’re not very secure in your beliefs. It’s easier to insult … 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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A fresh, non-political look at race

Talking about race doesn’t have to be political, stressful, or confrontational. It can be encouraging and healing. Check out my new book — Off The Race Track–From Color-Blind To Color-Kind at this link.

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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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Christ Follower’s Almanack (Poor Richard style equips)

Ben Franklin published quotes from “Poor Richard” in an “almanack” he published annually from 1732 to 1758. It contained many quotes and quips by “Poor Richard” (Franklin’s pseudonym).  In the tradition of Franklin’s Poor Richard, here are some quips & … Continue reading

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Appomattox Christianity

In 1865 General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, leading to the end of the American Civil War. Christianity is about surrendering. Jesus put it this way: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.” … Continue reading

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