First reblogged on David Snape and Friends, this terrific post is written by a white woman acknowledging how differences, especially racial differences, made her feel uncomfortable. She examines her soul and her faith after watching a film on Jesse Owens. Her response is encouraging: face my weaknesses head-on. She’s a strong and compelling writer.
I am a Caucasian woman who grew up in a middle class society within a two parent household along with 4 other siblings. My school and community had basically 0% diversity. Okay, maybe 1%.
Why is this important?
The other day I went with a friend to see the movie, “Race.” If you haven’t seen it, go. “Race” is the story of Jesse Owens, the world famous Olympian sprinter who made history at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. (Note the date). Jesse Owens was an African-American male who grew up in a poor area of Cleveland, Ohio within a two parent household along with 9 siblings, and worked his rear off to make it to The Ohio State University. He is an inspiration.
“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s…
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