E-race card

America needs an e-race card. A psychological app to erase the myth of race.

When people are negatively labeled by their skin color, the race card is displayed on their body, like a giant tatto. Before there was race baiting, there was race slating – tying a negative fate to certain people’s skin color.

However, the truth is: The shade of the skin does not gauge their grade as a person.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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5 Responses to E-race card

  1. Jon says:

    Our society has lost sight of our common ancestry. Even though roundly refuted by modern DNA mapping, the myth persists. E-race – inspired, and worth remembering.

  2. Race is vastly more complex than skin color, and is certainly echoed in our DNA. Ignoring someone’s race could have an immediate detrimental effect on a positive diagnosis for a disease state. Or identifying diet goals. Or recognizing lifestyle risks for certain demographics.

    It extends beyond medical science. Social science and criminal justice would be damaged if race was ignored. There are considerations to take into account with race relations. To ignore them could mean unsuccessful integration into a community for law enforcement.

    Race exists. Acknowledging differences is healthy.

    • Steve Simms says:

      Thank you for your comment and the kind way that you made it. I agree that colorblindness is not a good approach to color differences. However, our physical differences are minor. If humans were dogs we would all be the very same breed. Color and race are not the same thing. We all have the same color of organs under the skin. People of different skin colors often have the same blood type. Acknowledging differences is indeed health, but putting people in a hierarchy based on racial differences is not. Focusing on race for the past 400 years (since 1611) in America hasn’t brought equity into our criminal justice system. Perhaps ignoring it could help. It would be an interesting experiment to try.

      • We actually DO NOT have the same organs! There are multiple differences between things like cerebral volume, presence chance of vestigial structures, bone marrow and others!

        Hierarchy is really based on survival and procreative ability. For example, in Tibet, their ability to have higher hemoglobin levels is a major advantage.

        Subsaharan Africans have specific adaptations to survive hot, bright climates. Melanation, bone density, etc.

        White people have lower occurrences of lactose intolerance. Great for digesting vitamin D rich milk in cold dark areas.

        We all have advantages!

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