Why is it that even after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the struggles of that era (which was a significant legislation passage in itself), thirty-eight years later, we are still wrestling with systems that do not recognize all men and women as having been created equal? No matter what you measure, whether it is educational, financial, health and wellbeing, et cetera, there is still significant inequality.  When you look around, the numbers you see do not reflect equal leadership or equal access to the rights and privileges of all citizens and all people.

The day we shall understand that there is no such a thing as a superior race, or such a thing as man being the superior sex shall be the day our lives shall turn around. This realization has the potential of changing our conversation and attitude not only with those who look like us or the select few that belong in our club but towards everyone. This truth will change the whole atmosphere not only in our homes, our place of work but also our communities.

If you talk to experts who have studied the subject of racism extensively, they’ll tell you that racism is deeply embedded in the fabric of our society. It permeates the core of who we are. It is deeply entrenched in our system of government just as much as it’s deeply embedded in other systems of our society. Many of us wear racism as a coat. We have to be intentional if we want to wipe it out.

                                                                                                                                                            Joe K. Mungai

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Joe is a multi-lingual transformational practitioner. He holds a master’s degree in social work.

As a life skill coach, counselor, and a licensed chaplain, Joe’s mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and empower them so they can find freedom and joy in life. He is passionate about helping people cope and grow through their experiences in life-changing circumstances.

Joe is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of five books, including BROKEN JUSTICE: WHEN LAWLESS GANGS CAPTURE THE STATE, which he wrote to educate communities that are riddled with corruption and social injustice.

Joe can be reached at: center4familyempowerment@gmail.com