Updated: Feb 19
Children learn from an early age to differentiate and to hate.
These men have the courage to take a stand.
Those seeking social equality have been seeking a solution to this for decades, long before Martin Luther King Jr.
He made us look at who we had become as a society and we made changes.
Why is that slipping away?
It doesn’t have to.
We can take control. Stop the social implosion.
"If we are going to see change quickly, there needs to be an immediate change in what is taught in schools, especially history. More information about Black and brown, and women, contributions to society need to be focused on at all levels — from elementary school on up. Racial and cultural classes, as well as religious and atheist tolerance, needs to be introduced early on. Classes on compassion, anti-bullying and conflict resolution should be taught as well. Many times, school is where people unlearn racism passed down in their families for generations." Our thanks to Nancy Greene and Blavity MORE INFO
“Like all of you, I watched as a gang—organized, violent, and mad they’d lost an election—laid siege to the United States Capitol. They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government,” she wrote in the statement she released."
YOU can make a difference.
“Let us not seek…justice…by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” Martin Luther King Jr. 1963
This video explains a great deal from the perspective of someone who has dealt with racism all his life.
Racism is not one of the Five.
Jason Spencer says:
I’ve seen his podcasts before and didn’t think to respond but this one is a little different.
I wish more people who were raised in a racist home could see how damaging their education is. Interesting that something deep inside him and his siblings told them their parents were wrong.
Growing up in Los Angeles I seldom heard racist remarks albeit it was a predominately Black neighborhood. My mother was more concerned with my coming in contact with gang members than a racist person.
I went to UCLA on an academic scholarship and can not remember there ever being a prejudiced comment made to me or anyone one else whether they were middle eastern, Jewish or whatever.
When I was working for the Secret Service in north Africa, that is where I had all kinds of comments made, not because of my color but my nationality. Figuring I was there to take down al Qaeda operatives, I accepted the comments.