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The On Being Project

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Opening to the Question of Belonging

john a. powell

Opening to the Question of Belonging

“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by few. He is a refreshing, redemptive thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. He takes new learnings from the science of the brain as forms of everyday power. “We don't have to imagine doing things one at a time,” he says. “It's not, ‘how do we get there?’ It's, ‘how do we live?’”

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Image By Chip SomodevillaThousands of people hold hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" during a prayer vigil for the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting at the College of Charleston TD Arena in South Carolina.

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