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Freeing Ourselves of the Stain of Racism

PRESENTED BY Masud Olufani | Feb 1, 2018
15 MINS
Race and culture activist Masud Olufani describes the first time a little white boy named Bobby called him the n-word. Racist words, Masud learned, are laced with a potent toxicity, some of which can last a lifetime. “The rust on the blade,” he says, “lingers long after the knife has been drawn from the wound.” After that racist slur, Masud’s parents tried to teach him the vision to see beyond both the subjective and the objective reality—to see beneath the surface of appearances, because “in a very real sense, as a black person in America, your life depends on it.” In this compelling video, Masud tells the story of his growing consciousness as a Baha'i of the essential oneness of humanity. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

Masud Olufani is an Atlanta based multidisciplinary artist, actor and writer. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Savannah College of Art and Design where he received an M.F.A. in sculpture in 2013. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions...

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  • Ally Jones
    Jun 21, 2020
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    You want to be Free from Racism and unethical bias it's God and His son who died for the sins of the world Jesus Christ that's it! Learn about them through the word of God which is by the Holy Spirit of God when you read the Holy Bible with understanding then you will learn to LOVE God with your whole heart and mankind likewise regardless of race!
  • Elizabeth Pakravan
    Jan 29, 2019
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    I would love to learn more about how to apply the Baha'i teachings in a practical way to my daily job which is related to bringing more diversity to the institution I serve and find ways to make people from underrepresented communities feel welcome in our work environment. If you please may contact me. I was praying since I moved to the US to find inspirations like yourself to guide my steps.
  • Nancy Markovich
    Feb 25, 2018
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    touch my heart! incredible presentation of TRUTH! accolades!!!
  • John Grinder
    Feb 11, 2018
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    Powerfully and heartfelt spoken demonstration of being a pupil of the eye.
  • Marie Macfarlane
    Feb 8, 2018
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    Interested
  • Rosslyn and Steven Osborne
    Feb 2, 2018
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    Absolutely Awesome! Thank you immensely...Ros
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