The End of Racial Inequity

Why constitute myself as group, school, or larger?
Because alone, I have limited power.
As group, school, or world, when I am my word,
And I say something will be (is),
Then I have the power to create it through the very act of speaking it -
The power of generating it through the word that I am.
 
That’s a lot of power.
Individually, I experience that as scary.
My fear kicks in and screams

            “Don’t do it!  I’ll fail!”

The pull between the individual and the world is in my head.
I am my word.
Nothing else.
And for so damn long, my word has been small.
I am my word.
And my word is?  Is?
What am I up to?

I am the possibility of the end of racial inequity in my children’s school before they graduate.

Push.  Pull.  It’s too big!  It’s too small.
 
Who cares!?
I do.
And I am the possibility of the end of racial inequity in my children’s school before they graduate.
 
No!  No!  Wait!
But what about me?!  The individual!
 
If I am my word, and that possibility, little I will vanish.
I am going to fail!
 
Maybe.
And so what !?
 
But my kids are white!
Why should I even care about that?
 
Because the only way I can not care about racial inequity is to define an "us and them."
That is the antithesis of declaring myself as group, school, or world.
It’s the antithesis of being my word.
I declare...
No!
I am the possibility of the end of racial inequity in my children’s school before they graduate.
 
Why?
Because I say so!!
 
The ability (or failing) of humanity to see some people as better-than or worse-than others
is the seed of fear, of hatred, of indifference, of war.
It is the antithesis of the love that Christ is for all of his children.

I am the possibility of the end of racial inequity in my children’s school before they graduate.

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