“One Race, Different Ethnicities” [spoken word]


This is a beautiful piece by a friend of mine, Aisha Monique, from my previous church. She is a wonderful spoken word artist who wrote and performed this a couple of months ago as a way of prophetically processing the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, and hwo they fit into the broader narrative of the Black experience in America. I recently found myself watching it again, and I thought I would share.

Like the biblical book of Lamentations, this is a raw cry from the heart wrapped within the rhythm and boundedness of poetry. So grab some coffee and a quiet place and watch this. Let it sink in and sit with it. And most importantly, especially if you are part of the majority culture, just listen.

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One thought on ““One Race, Different Ethnicities” [spoken word]

  1. Commendations to you for sharing such beautiful and prophetic words that echo ever so, sweet! I say amen and amen to the topic of ‘One Race, Different Ethnicities.’ It is interesting that the root meaning behind the word, ethnos is nation. I bare witness for as a writer I was inspired to write a book entitled; ‘Noah’s Family ~ The Story of Mankind – One Race, Many Nations or Ethnicities. We are on one accord, glory to Elohim!

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