Tagged: Racism

Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Disease 0

Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Disease

One thing that we have to be careful of, whether when dealing with a physical illness or a social problem, is the tendency to treat the symptoms without treating the disease. Treating the symptoms is not bad. It's just less effective if that's all that you do. For example, let's say you have a patient…
Fighting a Fire with Flamethrowers 0

Fighting a Fire with Flamethrowers

You hear it again and again. "Because (this badly behaved person) did (this) therefore all people in (group) are (that)."   People get in an uproar when it's said about certain protected groups, and rightly so, but using the same logic in the opposite direction is just as destructive, and certainly does not give them…
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 Players in the Racism Game 2

The Players in the Racism Game

To better understand the problem of racism, we need to understand the groups involved in the struggle and what motivates or triggers them. Some of these groups are intentionally causing problems, while others have good intentions but actually are contributing to the perpetuation of the problem. You will take some heat for being a true non-racist,…
A True Non-Racist 0

A True Non-Racist

If you are promoting the idea that ALL people should be treated fairly, with respect, and with dignity, regardless of their skin color or race, only then can you call yourself a non-racist...