I finished reading Gracism by David Anderson last evening and have been mulling it over all day. I found several chapters quite thought-provoking.

He addresses many of the “-isms” that separate humanity into our comfortable little compartments… I appreciated that he took the race issue head-on and and allowed people who have discomfort some space to process their feelings. I especially appreciated that he was not judgemental or condemning, because, frankly, we all have our favorite “-isms” and we cling to them. (Case in point, the whole Obama/Wright kerfuffle!) No one gets a “free card” on this issue.

It’s going to require a re-read, that’s for sure. But I kept wishing that he would address sexism a little more directly. Perhaps because racism is more universally experienced by both men and women? Or because, being a male, even though he is an African American, he doesn’t see it to be such a big “problem”?? I dunno…

Just musing. There’s lots of good stuff in this book. It would make a great topical sermon series, if one dared to wade through it…


C'mon. Say something! But play nice. All comments are moderated.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.