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6. Sales pitch

THE WAY OF PEACE

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Friday, November 3, 2017

This message is principally addressed to me, myself. After a couple weeks of doing pretty well at The Way of Peace, I’ve come again to a juncture where I seem to have tired of being happy, and am inclined to let go of this Way and return to, frankly, the way most people live.

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I may need to reason with myself, to persuade myself that self-management (1) is really worth the effort and (2) deserves to be a “First Thing” — a concern to be given priority, and to be held more important than other concerns. Continue reading 6. Sales pitch

Why racism no longer matters to me

The last straw for certain things came with a Baltimore Sun front page banner headline:

Skepticism, despair as killings continue
Residents question city response; Four day death toll stands at 12.

I anticipate no response from Julia CravenJenee Desmond-HarrisTa-Nehisi CoatesStacey Patton, or Brittney Cooper.[*]

What was the last straw?

In short, it’s time for me to stop concerning myself with racism and race.

Continue reading Why racism no longer matters to me

I anticipate more riots.

I don’t normally allow myself to imagine untoward events in the future.  However, I do anticipate more riots when the Baltimore police verdicts come down.

Many, many people, black and white, have misconceived the trial and have set their hearts on outcomes that cannot obtain.

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Racism study has the wrong people smiling.

Something As Simple As Smiling Can Help Curb Racial Bias, Study Suggests

Three hundred college students, mostly white, were divided into two groups. The first group watched videos in which a white person acted cordially toward a black person, e.g. smiling. The second group watched videos in which a white person snubbed a black person. After watching the videos, students in the first group showed relatively more positive attitudes towards blacks. Students in the second group showed relatively more negative attitudes toward blacks.

All this really tells me is that some white folk adopt the attitudes other white folk model.

I’m ready to regard the study itself as racist.
Continue reading Racism study has the wrong people smiling.

“Don’t believe her defenders. Amy Schumer’s jokes are racist.”

Bookmarks:
Stacey Patton, David J. LeonardCamping at the cafeHonest conversations about race?
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This is how you become a white supremacist

Bookmarks:
This is how you become a white supremacistDylann Roof’s role modelRed states, drugs and HIVRomance 101Desegregation case follow-upWho gets pulled over?

Continue reading This is how you become a white supremacist