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SoCS: Skin Color



Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail.” We can use it as a noun or a verb.  Linda says, to have fun! We’ll see about that. 

Some “white” people have trouble seeing white privilege. (I intend to come back to the quotation marks.) For me, this nailed it:

white privilege

Skin color.  Didn’t Crayola recently make a box of skin color crayons? Let me see if I can find it.  Well, that took a while, because I love color. Here are some of Crayola’s skin tone colors. Good for them!

The thing is, there are a lot of colors in between black and white. YES, BLACK LIVES MATTER! I’m coming to understand why saying, “all lives matter,” is offensive and hurtful. Here’s another meme that nails it for me.  I guess it’s not so much a meme as a quote. There are many examples of why ALM isn’t appropriate, right now.

Black Lives Matter


But  And some day, I hope and pray it won’t be just about black or white, but the beauty of diversity and all colors. Because we will have justice and kindness and peace.

Coming back to the word, “white,” if I lay my hand against a white dry erase board, or a white piece of paper, it doesn’t match. I don’t think they can make a crayon for freckles, and that’s okay. It’s important to support those who are hurting and make the world safe for all colors. Black, brown, green and blue are in danger. I’m talking about people of color and planet earth.

(Yeah, maybe that was kinda weird, but SOC….. If this wasn’t SOC, I’d be editing more than typos. Sometimes I edit for clarity, but gotta draw a line and try to follow the rules.)

Speaking of green, I’m in the mountains this weekend, so might be slow getting back to #SoCS, but I’ll have some green going on.


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Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “SoCS: Skin Color

  1. Lucky you for being in nature this weekend.
    I love the first quote…should be a bumper sticker.
    Great post. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Indeed! I do not understand how skin colour can be used to determine anything!

  3. The Doug Williford quotation is enlightening

  4. “White privilege” is far more complex than the definition quoted in the featured meme. While whites and non-whites intermingle and cross paths in the same spatial dimension, we live in different universes each with its own rules, expectations, and accountability. I look forward to the day when the color of our skin is just another physical characteristic like our height, size, and gait.

    • I agree that “white privilege” is far more complex than the meme. Thank you for making these points so well, Rosaliene. I look forward to that day, too.

  5. I agree completely. Thanks for giving me a response to share.

    • Thanks, Jill. The “white privilege,” meme stood out to me as a response, because I’ve heard light skinned people say they don’t feel privileged because their lives have been hard.

      • Hard for different reason. I recently read a horrific story from someone who endured unspeakable acts. She said if she understands white privilege, we all should. Still some you can’t convince otherwise.

  6. You NAILed it, my friend! Excellent post!

  7. “I hope and pray it won’t be just about black or white, but the beauty of diversity and all colors. Because we will have justice and kindness and peace.“

    Such a beautiful post Joanna. And those lines are ♥️
    May we learn to co-exist. May we learn to live in peace.

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