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Going beyond misperception is the key to kindness

Misperception produces deception. Humble reception of truth gives clear perception. To overcome violence in society we must silence hostility and replace it with a culture of kindness and respect for all human life. Both accusations and denials of racism miss … Continue reading

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Remembering some of America’s forgotten mothers on Mothers Day

We’ve forgotten the millions of mothers in America who were brutalized by legalized human trafficking. We’ve forgotten the 4,000+ American mothers whose son or daughter was murdered by racist lynchings. We’ve forgotten the millions of American mothers treated as inferior … Continue reading

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Learning from a black bus driver . . .

Sitting in a parked bus alone with a black bus driver, I began to tell him about my book, Off the RACE Track. After more than an hour, he began to open up to me. About that time a white … Continue reading

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When racism is gone, gone, gone . . .

When racism’s gone, skin color will be like eye color, noticed, but not definitive of people’s behavior or character. When racism’s gone, the idea that human value can be determined by skin-color will be seen as absurd. When racism’s gone, … Continue reading

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Seeing beyond a hoodie . . .

If you have trouble seeing beyond a hoodie, perhaps this can help. https://amzn.to/2ENVjos

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COGIC Pastor’s review of Off the RACE Track

My friend and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) pastor, Larry Britton, reviewed my book: “Steve Simms’ book, Off the Race Track, is thoroughly informative and creative in its approach to sharing many of the details of the African American … Continue reading

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American history has been so sanitized that most people think about it in a “blahzay” (blasé) way, unshocked by its horrors. (For fresh insights search: Off the RACE Track book.)

Racism is the idea that certain physical characteristics set people off from other people creating a hierarchy of human value.

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