These days it is difficult to fully embrace the idea that we live in a “post-racial society” when we in the Black community still see our young people
shot down at the hands of police officers (click here
. This young man was from one of my home towns on the Central Coast of Ca. where I did Young Life for many years). It is difficult to imagine a society where “race” and the “color” of our skin are not looked upon as the measure of a person/ people group. It is challenging to see through a lot of the subtle, overt, and venomous racism that swirls in our media, political rhetoric, and societal structures almost every day.