I saw a fried egg and realized that my skin color is closer to the yolk than to the white.

Let’s crack the shell that evaluating people by skin color has used to imprison our culture in centuries of racial injustice and misunderstanding.

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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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2 Responses to I saw a fried egg and realized that my skin color is closer to the yolk than to the white.

  1. Bill Samuel says:

    Yes. “White people” were invented in the 17th century in order to stratify people so that the economy could be run by dehumanizing those not privileged. It was a new term because Europeans do not have white skin, which can be seen readily if you put a sheet of white paper against your skin. The reason for the new label was that white is considered the color of purity, which made it a preferred name.

    I remember when I was young big boxes of crayons would have one which was “Flesh” color. The color was the color of the skin of an average European. It is no longer acceptable to classify the color of one set of humans as “Flesh.” However, we still use the term Whie people.

    My wife is a “person of color” but her skin is slightly lighter in color than mine as a “White person.” We have often joked about who was the person of color.

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