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[The following poem from an anonymous author is about a calf walking through woods. A point about skin color will be made. This and other poems are used because how we often deal with skin color can be, at times, better noticed with poetry than with non-fiction prose.]
[I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that—that doesn’t go away,” Mr. Obama said in the briefing room. There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of...
[I would say that at each successive level of my advancement, the racism that I experienced became more intense. It started in high school when I left my all black junior high school and went into a majority white environment. It became worse at my undergraduate university, Mills College.]
[To move toward reducing racism and other injustices, it is suggested we move toward integrating society by moving towards integrating all persons and things. Quality learning does this through facilitating self-healing and creativity, cultivating heightened compassion and wisdom, reducing...
[As Jodi Piccolo said: “Words are like nets – we hope they’ll cover what we mean, but we know they can’t possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.” “It” is a word. Words don’t mean by themselves as many scholars agree. We mean by their use. The use of words is for creation and other...
[In view of the urgency to reduce racism, I would like to suggest that organizations promote acceptance of the following resolution that is based on ideas written mostly by a black participant during a National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Relations.]
[When draft rioters set fire to the Colored Orphan Asylum in New York on the night of July 13, 1863, one man in the crowd called out, “If there is a man among you with a heart within him, come and help these poor children!” Incensed, the crowd turned on him and almost dismembered him. But he had...
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