Have you ever experienced it, been hurt, or benefited from it? At first glance, it may appear harmless. Left to its own devices of the status quo, America will never change, as some use it to employ the same divisive measures of the past in attempts to widen deep racial and ethnic chasms. Othering is unique because it is not the end result, i.e., systemic racism, colorism, social determinants of health, the prison industrial complex, etc. Othering is the incendiary fuel that foments deep divisions and inequities. What are ways to overcome and begin the Un-othering the Othering in America and cool the temperature?
I am Kevin Robinson. I have been a pioneer in diversity, having lived it, being raised in Perry Township, Ohio as a young child of the first African American Family in the area and school. With all of the negative realities of pre-nineteen-seventies suburbia serving as a focal point in his life, I chose unity over division. Many years in the making through a long career as a professional Fire Fighter, (1985-2018), achievements a bachelor degree, senior co-pastor (1993-2001), staff pastor (2004-2006), evangelist, consultant, and mentor/mediator to many in the area of multicultural ministry. Along with my wife, Beverly, I have established a track record of building up multi-ethnic congregations and the corporate world. Kevin and Beverly are also Authors of The book entitled Coat of Many Colors. View all posts by Kevin Robinson