It’s time to move beyond skin color to joyful heart connection!

No matter the color
Of the chin
I love to see kind faces
Radiating love from within!

History's big color-lie
That's far too slow to die
Says, "The darker the skin, 
The less valuable 
Is the person within." 

It's time we fully realize
That what matters lies
Under the skin
And in the heart!

Seeing color of skin
Isn't a sin,
But evaluating people
By their skin

If history's tax on tea
And today's mask on me
Are called tyranny,
What about slavery?

A particular skin color doesn’t define beauty or character and the ability to speak English doesn’t define intelligence. Skin color is a superficial difference that history cruelly and falsely declared to be super important. Until history openly exposes and admits the cruel horrors and brutality of slavery and Jim Crow, it will be ever incomplete.

The ridiculous idea, that the color of the skin can somehow make a person less than fully human, has produced massive pain and injustice. The color-based victims of slavery and Jim Crow, for the most part, have been kept out of history. We know almost nothing about their lives.

It’s time to move beyond skin color to joyful heart connection! Search for: Off the RACE Track book.

Photo by RODNAE Productions on

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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