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60 Minutes Interview: President-Elect Donald Trump

CBS's 60 Minutes interviewed President-Elect Donald Trump after his election, and asked some very direct questions on what Donald's Plans are now. His tone was completely different, and it makes one wonder what a Trump presidency will bring us. In his interview, he says he is saddened by the acts of hate happening after the…
A New Approach to Ending Racism and Bigotry is Needed 0

A New Approach to Ending Racism and Bigotry is Needed

Racism and bigotry stem from ignorance and arrogance, sometimes combined with economic interests (i.e. competing social groups often don't like each other). As this election has shown, political correctness is not the answer. All it achieved was sweeping much of the racism and bigotry under the rug. This election moved the rug. The racism and…
Did America Just Suddenly Become More Racist and Hateful? 0

Did America Just Suddenly Become More Racist and Hateful?

In the aftermath of Trump's election to the office of President, we have seen a rise in the number of acts of hate, some racist, some discriminatory against the LGBT community or Muslims, others against supporters of various candidates. Suddenly it seems as if we have more racists and haters everywhere, or at least their sympathizers.…
The Hate Needs to Stop from Both Sides 0

The Hate Needs to Stop from Both Sides

I want to publicly state that regardless of your political affiliation or preferred candidate, treating other people horribly is not right, and it's not good for this country, and it's counterproductive. Whether it's the hateful ones who discriminate against people based on the color of their skin, their culture, national origin, religion or sexual identity,…
You Can’t End Racism and Discrimination by Insulting People 0

You Can’t End Racism and Discrimination by Insulting People

You can't end racism and discrimination by hurling insults at people and dismissing them and silencing them as being racist, sexist or deplorable. You can only end racism and discrimination and create a kinder world if you actually talk to people who disagree, understand why they feel the way they do, and explain that there…
The Missing Voices of Love & Reason 0

The Missing Voices of Love & Reason

In the aftermath of this election, which I think was exhausting and draining on all of us, I've been doing some thinking. There are a ton of voices that divide us and promote their own interests and agendas above all others, but where are the voices promoting peace, love and respect? We have a lot…
What to Do After Your Candidate Loses 0

What to Do After Your Candidate Loses

Just because your candidate didn't win doesn't mean it's over. What it means is you have to continue promoting peace, love, equality and fairness. You can do that several ways. Don't withdraw; engage. Put pressure on elected leaders. They want to get reelected and know they need your vote next time. Work with moderates that may…