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The CET approach to history — criticize the bad, embrace the good

People are divided about Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT advocates want to criticize the bad things in history, while CRT opponents want to embrace the good things from the past. Perhaps there’s a more balanced approach. We need Critical/Embrace Theory. … Continue reading

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I love to be around misfit Christ-followers who daily walk with Jesus outside of religious boxes.

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Ignoring history’s color-based atrocities devalues people of color

To downplay, deny, or hide atrocities that were done to people because of their color, is to devalue all who look like them. To be unwilling to openly tell and expose the full truth about the people who suffered race-based … Continue reading

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Common sense concepts about race break with traditional thinking

No skin color is a reason for shame nor a badge of honor. Skin color’s just a physical characteristic like the shape of a hand. Physical differences (like skin color) obviously exist, but the concept of different races is a … Continue reading

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Is this CRT possible (Compassionate Racial Togetherness)?

The belief that our racist past has been fully dealt with is an illusion that causes America much pain and confusion. It’s time to take a compassionate and critical approach to the theory of race that was widely taught and … Continue reading

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When skin color doesn’t matter (race theory will be meaningless)

Skin color shouldn’t matter but how we treat people always matters. Skin color is a mere, superficial physical characteristic, but humans have sure made it an emotional big deal and used it to intentionally divide people. When we’re distracted by … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be critical of your race theory, but . . .

Guilt or pride for things done before you were born is illogical; being honest about them isn’t. America’s moved beyond a history of intentional racism promoting, to racism denying. That’s progress. Now we need racism healing. Talking about race isn’t … Continue reading

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I grew up being taught BRT (Benevolent Race Theory) not Critical Race Theory

I grew up in Arkansas. There an elementary school taught me what I now call BRT (Benevolent Race Theory): that slavery was kind, paternal, and civilizing for slaves. It was a distorted view of race that took me years to … Continue reading

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Is this racism?

Racism? A few days ago I was having a conversation with a white woman. When several young black guys walked by, she said, “They make me uncomfortable.” I asked, “Who? “She said, “They might grab my purse.” I said, “Anybody … Continue reading

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The idea of a human color hierarchy is a myth

My fellow human beings, thru all their struggles and faults, have beauty within. I’m glad to be part of the human race! Unfortunately, a cruel focus on skin-color has filled centuries with indescribable pain. Let’s focus on kindness. 21st century … Continue reading

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