How to know if you are you a Racist or NOT

Before one can make any attempt to provide any lasting solution, it will be important to expand the definition of racism to encompass other forms of discrimination that exist among all humans, no matter where you find them. Take, for example, tribalism and ethnocentric discrimination. While some will argue that there is a big difference between racism, tribalism, and ethnocentrism, I will be arguing here that there is a great commonality among them because the focus is going to be on what drives these three behaviors. The bottom line is that by default, all humans can discriminate against other people who do not look, speak, eat, believe, and dress like them. In other words, the propensity t

Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

To win, you must know the type of race you are on. Without a proper understanding of the kind of race you are running, you will not prepare adequately, and delivery will be fruitless. The mission of the IEM APPROACH is to inspire, equip, and motivate people to discover God’s great potential in them and take action. You must discover, develop, and deploy to reach your full potential. Part of the process is to understand that you are running a marathon. It is going to require the following for you to be all you God created you to be: Hard work Perseverance Tenacity Long-suffering Self-discipline Self-control Tenacity Mental toughness Grit Sweat and tears, etc. In short, just because you are gi

Are we at the mercy of racism?

A lot of ink has already been spilled on paper regarding the subject of racism, but the issue seems to be as stubborn as a granite mountain that resists any attempts to be broken down by agents of weathering and mass wasting. While many governments and communities have passed legislation to tame this “monster,” it somehow finds a way to raise its ugly head and stare mockingly at us. Each time the issue of racism is mentioned, tensions are high, reason is thrown out the window and replaced by an emotional outburst that only makes the situation worse. If you doubt the gravity of this situation, all you need to do is to Google the word “racism”. I did and I found about 253,000,000 results (0.32

How unconventional wisdom will put an end to racism

The United States of American is a country that would never have existed if the founding fathers allowed conventional wisdom to lead them. Just like Moses going before Pharaoh, who was at that time the most powerful king on earth and asking for the Hebrews to be freed. The founding fathers were asking the most powerful kingdom at that time to stop taxation without representation. This was a challenge that many thought will not go anywhere. After all, the British had the most powerful army and had been fighting for hundreds of years and would easily crush any rebellion. Well, the rest is history, because we are having a nation today called the United States of America as a proof of what can b

Conventional wisdom does do not work because it perpetuates the problem

It is time to allow unconventional wisdom to do its work. This does not mean that we are going to deny the past or pretend that it was not painful. But we have to choose the higher ground, and that is the path of forgiveness. It is imperative to see God working in all this. Yes, we were sold, mistreated, lynched, abused and brutalized, but GOD sent us here to save many. The devil always means it for evil when he uses people to commit heinous crimes against other people. This includes what happened in the Americas. While some people tried to use the Bible to cloak this barbaric, despicable and heinous act, it stuck out like a sore thumb. There is no justification under the sun for what happen

What is racism?

Before one can make any attempt to provide any lasting solution, it will be important to expand the definition of racism to encompass other forms of discrimination that exist among all humans, no matter where you find them. Take, for example, tribalism and ethnocentric discrimination. While some will argue that there is a big difference between racism, tribalism, and ethnocentrism, I will be arguing here that there is a great commonality among them because the focus is going to be on what drives these three behaviors. The bottom line is that by default, all humans can discriminate against other people who do not look, speak, eat, believe, and dress like them. In other words, the propensity t

Don’t be afraid, humans are all made in the likeness and image of God

I know my friendship on this platform is diversified. The racially motivated abuses in our society hurts my mind and spirit and I feel in my spirit to ask these questions below. Why are all the Caucasian males not speaking up? Why is the body of Jesus Christ (the church) not speaking up? Why are the megachurch pastors not speaking up as well? Why do we meet on Sunday morning and pretend to be one, yet are segregated in our hearts? How come we work together in corporate offices but on Sunday morning we go our different ways? Why do we not live the life of Christ in our communities that we live in? Why do we openly or subtly refuse our children from making friends or marrying people that don’t

One reason you must stop saying but

Do you know that one of your most significant obstacles is the word BUT? Each time you use this three-letter word, it prevents you from taking the action that is necessary to make you successful. The power of but is evident by what you don’t do. Your belief system is ruled by but because you always do what comes after, but. All but does is give you a false sense of being in control. For example, you say that I am ready to start my own business, but I do not have the know-how, capital, or personal. While this may appear to make sense, it does not, because what you are saying is that you don’t want to start that business badly enough. It does not matter how much you think that you need somethi

Why is racism such a charged word?

The question is why is racism such a charged word? Why do the politicians like to talk about it a lot? Why is it that after the United States of America elected the first biracial president, racism is still the top item on the news? I have deliberately mentioned that President Barack Obama was biracial because his mother was white, and his father was a black man from Kenya. These days, words seem to have multiple meanings, and the main actors behind mass media are the spin doctors who insist on setting the narrative that all of us must follow. President Obama identified himself as a black person, and I do not fault him for that, but the underlying composition of his DNA and who he is does no

The best time to plant a tree was yesterday

Now is the time to plant some seeds, because the best time to plant a tree was yesterday. What are you waiting for? Don't you know that you reap what you sow? If you don't plant don't expect to harvest. There are many different areas of your life where you should be planting good seeds. The more you plant the more you are going to harvest. While planting is the most important step, you have to water, and remove the weeds and nurture the seeds to do well. How are you doing? What seeds are you planting in your own life?

I love all people, no matter your ethnicity!

I love all people, no matter your ethnicity! That’s why I am married to a man from a different ethnic group because we are created in the image and likeness of God❤️! We teach our children to treat, respect, and value all people because Jesus died on the cross to save all people, no matter the color of their skin or ethnicity. Humans are God’s heartbeat! Our backgrounds have created very distorted narratives of how we should view and treat people who don’t look, speak, or live in the same neighborhood as us. The Bible says, "be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. This call for transformation is not a suggestion but is something crucial for all of us to do. Therefore, our narratives

Why you must eliminate but

Do you know you have great potential in you? Then you must eliminate BUT if you are ever to reach your full potential. Just because the word BUT is in the English language does not necessarily mean that you should use it. This three-letter word is so dangerous that you must avoid it like the plague. This three-letter word has killed more dreams, destroyed marriages, and recked lives more than anything else under the sun. How many times have you heard somebody or your safe say the following; I know forgiveness will heal my marriage, but I can’t because the hurt is too much. I know exercising is good for me, but I m too busy, or I don’t have time. I know having my own business will Gove me mor

“Sahara: Piercing the Thatch Ceiling”

chardson, TX, May 26, 2020/ IEM PRESS is pleased to announce the release of a book titled “Sahara: Piercing the Thatch Ceiling” By A/Prof. MIMMIE CLAUDINE NGUM CHI WATTS, Ph.D. ‘Sahara, Piercing the Thatch Ceiling’ narrates the story and journey of Sahara, a composite character through an intersectional gender lens. It is an intercultural, African, intergenerational, migrant, refugee and an Australian story. The characters in this book have to navigate trials and obstacles experienced across the whole spectrum of the African diaspora from skilled migrants to refugees. Yet it is a story of ultimate triumph, thanks to the collective power of this group of women, the strength of their relations

One way to get your breakthrough

Your breakthrough is closer than you think. Instead of focusing on what others are doing and how far they have gone, you should pay close attention to what you are already having. All of us already have what is going to take to move us to the next level. The most significant source of anxiety, dissatisfaction, and disillusionment is envy and jealousy. When you begin to think that others have more than you and that you are at the mercy of your circumstances, it is impossible to have a breakthrough. You need to experience breakthroughs because when you discover your purpose and start pursuing it, you will face obstacles. To break through these obstacles, it is imperative that you make use of w

Without boundaries, you will fail

Do you want to reach your full potential? Then you must set boundaries. It is impossible to reach your full potential if your life is not having firm boundaries. When you discoed your full potential, it is will impossible to develop yourself and deploy your giftedness with the rest of the world if you don’t have boundaries. Without boundaries, your life will be like a house open doors and windows that are exposed to wild animals, people, everything, and anything. Nobody inter right mine will put expensive equipment, gold, and other precious items in a house and not securely look it. Many people take their valuables and costly items to the bank because the banks are secure. You are going to p

Your beliefs will make or break you.

Do you want to reach your full potential? Then you must believe in your God-given abilities, giftedness, and the potential that is already in you. Many people will direct your life and eventually, the outcome if you don’t believe in your uniqueness, your assignment, and the resources at already your disposal. All of us already have what is going to take to make us fulfill our assignment, but we have to believe in our God-given ability for us to reach our full potential. Once in a while, you will run against those who will tell you that they know more about your life than you. These are individuals who don’t believe in your assignment and the resources that you have been given to accomplish t

You can make a difference

You may feel incapacitated because of the enormity of the misery and suffering in the world. Like most of us, you don't think that there is much that you can do to make a difference. There is a part of you that wants to do something, but you don't know where to start because of the enormity of the problem and the potential of being defrauded of your hard-earned money. The question that most people ask is, "how am I sure my money will get to those who are in dire need of it?" This is a legitimate question that MUST be asked by anybody who wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Because it is a waste of time and resources to give your precious resources to people who say one thing,

Barriers will make or break you.

Do you want to reach your full potential? Is there a feeling in you that makes you hunger and thirst for more? Do you have dreams that have attracted ridicule, fear, and shame? Are you completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the vision that you are having? You see where you are going, but where you are right now and where you know you are supposed to appear to be disconnected. Nothing around you tells you that you will make it. The end is visible, but there is a big chasm between you and your final destination. Once in a while, you see valleys and some mountains, but a part of you wants a straight path. You often wonder why the road is not flat and predictable. If this describes you, get e

How to remove the barriers in your life

There is great potential in you already, and formidable barriers in your life as well. While the obstacles appear to be against you, it impossible to turn them into your “friends.” You can turn to negative into positive by adopting the right mindset. Here is how you set the barriers into your life into launchpads to the next step. You will always have barriers in your life because it is a fact of life that those who get strong have to overcome opposition; champions must win battles. Therefore, you must consider barriers to be opportunities for growth and horning of your skills. No matter what it takes, make up your mind to either climb over the barrier, get around it, go through it, or oblit

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