It’s easy to feel defensive about the term, “racist.” Most people don’t want to be identified in this way. Generally our society frowns upon the notion of hurting someone or holding them back just because of the color of their skin. And that’s a good thing!
It’s easy to say, “I’m not racist” and to believe that being a “good person” in our society is defined by working, tending to self and family, believing in a higher power like God, and not actively engaging in acts of bigotry and hatred against people with darker skin. It’s not enough.Read More
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a notable checkpoint of growth for me. It serves as a beacon for so many things I’ve devoted myself to learning around bias, racism, privilege, fear and what it truly takes for us to build a world where each person experiences dignity and agency. I used to think of…Read More
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. We begin with Metamodel Movement 1: Learn to Learn, which embodies compassionate curiosity. First you Learn to Learn about yourself, then Learn to Learn about the world. In this post, I’ll explain my vision for Movement 1: Learn to Learn. The remaining three…Read More
I have a dream that one day we will stop focusing our attention on a convenient figurehead as yet another way to avoid addressing the real tragedy of race in our country. Literally and figuratively, President Donald Trump represents America today. Read that again. How does it feel? Does it make you angry at me?…Read More