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Racism grows without thinking

Shall we talk? As long as racism is a closed-to-discussion-zone, it won’t ever be gone. Racism grows without thinking, but logic and reason make it shrink. Racist? Perhaps racism is like lying. Most people will tell a lie, but few … Continue reading

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It’s time to move beyond skin color to joyful heart connection!

No matter the color Of the chin I love to see kind faces Radiating love from within! History’s big color-lie That’s far too slow to die Says, “The darker the skin, The less valuable Is the person within.” It’s time … Continue reading

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Black lives didn’t matter when . . .

Many people want to ignore, hide, or deny the fact that Black lives didn’t matter in much of America’s history. However, ignoring and/or justifying racism in the past or present is divisive. Here are a few historical facts. Black lives … Continue reading

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Devaluing people is contrary to America’s founding principles

If you find it hard to compassionately listen to certain people, that might be because you tend to devalue them. Perhaps, thinking that what people are feeling because of their color, is not worth hearing, is racism. When society devalues … Continue reading

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The CET approach to history — criticize the bad, embrace the good

People are divided about Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT advocates want to criticize the bad things in history, while CRT opponents want to embrace the good things from the past. Perhaps there’s a more balanced approach. We need Critical/Embrace Theory. … Continue reading

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Ignoring history’s color-based atrocities devalues people of color

To downplay, deny, or hide atrocities that were done to people because of their color, is to devalue all who look like them. To be unwilling to openly tell and expose the full truth about the people who suffered race-based … Continue reading

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Nature’s sun screen (melanin) — a ridiculous reason for cruelty

The ability to seeMakes skin color obvious.The ability to loveMakes it irrelevant. Simplifying race:Skin colorIs nature’sSun screenThat’s all. Skin shade’sAn irrational reasonTo be unfriendlyOr suspiciousOf people. To mistreat peopleIs to beA traitor toThe human race. People comeIn shades of skinThat … Continue reading

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Is this CRT possible (Compassionate Racial Togetherness)?

The belief that our racist past has been fully dealt with is an illusion that causes America much pain and confusion. It’s time to take a compassionate and critical approach to the theory of race that was widely taught and … Continue reading

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I grew up being taught BRT (Benevolent Race Theory) not Critical Race Theory

I grew up in Arkansas. There an elementary school taught me what I now call BRT (Benevolent Race Theory): that slavery was kind, paternal, and civilizing for slaves. It was a distorted view of race that took me years to … Continue reading

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Is this racism?

Racism? A few days ago I was having a conversation with a white woman. When several young black guys walked by, she said, “They make me uncomfortable.” I asked, “Who? “She said, “They might grab my purse.” I said, “Anybody … Continue reading

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