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Starlette Thomas

The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till shocked our nation. It shouldn’t have happened; it should never happen again. And yet African Americans continue to be lynched, from the Eric Garners to the Trayvon Martins. […] Read More

African Americans die while in police custody. A culture of sexual harassment and assault runs rampant. Yet the North American church remains silent and sacrifices its prophetic witness. So society marches on without them. […] Read More

If we fully understood race and not just racism, prejudice or stereotypes, we would not want it. We would not claim a race and would not want race to claim us. So why do we have such a difficult time leaving race behind? […] Read More

The story of the Central Park 5, told on Netflix’s “When They See Us,” isn’t the first time young men were found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit; it won’t be the last. We must tell their stories, no matter how numerous. […] Read More

Do you see the world through race-colored glasses? Many folks rely on race to survive in the world around them. They can’t understand the world without its prejudices. If this is how you feel, I understand. I’ve been there. […] Read More

We have integrated businesses, schools, buses and restrooms but not sanctuaries. It’s a sad commentary that U.S. Christians cannot come together one day a week for an hour or two. We remain hard-hearted when it comes to race. […] Read More

Instead of giving voice to their fears, many pretend or tolerate persons from other cultures. Sometimes, however, they speak those fears aloud. America is supposed to be a melting pot, but who’s in charge of the ingredients? […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

I am a race atheist. I used to believe in race, with all my heart. However, my faith in Christ did something I didn’t expect; my new identity in Christ began to challenge my racial identity. […] Read More

Many in the church have given up looking for the image of God within us and settled for the cheap duplications of race. We started creating God in the image of race. […] Read More