What an inspiring, moving story of “Looking for America” and succeeding in finding it.
I’m reminded of a quote by Shelby Steele, taken from the narration in his documentary, What Killed Michael Brown? “We human beings never use race except as a means to power. It is never an end. It is always a means. And it has no place in human affairs except as a corruption.”
For the record, "racial eccentialism" is, by definition, racism: "The belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another."
I made a bit of a journey like this through several years of rescue involvement, meeting with diverse ministers and on mission with diverse fellow activists, closing down abortion mills together, spending some times in several lock-up facilities together and in a life-altering moment during a planning session, holding in my arms a tiny rescued new-born baby who was being cared for by the rescue community as an adoption process began.
I learned by observation how this was a beautifully dark little boy who was so very trusting, so very lovable and so very, you know, human.