Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all.
One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it’s an act of revolution.
If you’d combat bigotry, use honest language and call things out for what they really are.
The best way to expose our ignorance is to hold on to biased ideas and opinions, because we fear giving the upper hand to the other side.
Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It’s progress.
Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it.
There is a flow to history and culture. This flow is rooted and has its wellspring in the thoughts of people. People are unique in the inner life of the mind — what they are in their thought-world determines how they act. This is true of their value systems and it is true of their creativity. It is true of their corporate actions, such as political decisions, and it is true of their personal lives. The results of their thought-world flow through their fingers or from their tongues into the external world.
As the unexpected becomes ordinary, the spotlight shifts once again to land where your brain thinks it will get more informational bang for the attentional buck.
This is not a Black problem. It is not a white problem. It is not a police problem. It is a WE problem. We the people, for the people. It is going to take all of us being transparent in order to transform.
Truth’s nakedness is not concerned with whom it strikes – painfully, or with pleasure; responding appropriately to its ingenuous temperament, however, rewards perceptions of unbiased transparency.