INNERVIEWS: Beyond Fear: Twelve Spiritual Keys to Racial Healing (Kokomon Clottey & Aeeshah Ababio-Clottey) (2000)
Are you seeking to understand racial healing in a spiritual context? In the modern era, our understanding of race is changing. Kokomon Clottey, who is from Ghana, gives the example of email addresses being ambiguous to ethnic and racial background. Many times, we will communicate with email rather than face-to-ace, making it more difficult to know the race of the person with whom we are communicating.
Aeeshah Ababio-Clottey, who is African-American from the South, explains how going to meet Kokomon’s family in Ghana challenged her perception of her own racial identity. They explain that race is a social construct that has no real scientific basis and only exists within the cultural implications of a society. To understand that is to gain a better understanding of what it means to be human.