By Providence Crowder
In observing the recent hoopla over racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise owner Donald Sterling in a private phone conversation, one thing remains painfully obvious about the state of our nation—race is still a toxic issue.
Even as toxic as it is, I want to take a moment to speak frankly about race, racism, and how I believe we as people should view the issue in order to become truly free—and move forward. Not that my opinion means much, but I do have one. Why does racism have such a powerful grip on the hearts and minds of people all over the world? What is wrong with people, and what is racism anyways? (more…)