Many of us feel alone and some feel especially lonely during this COVID pandemic. And if honest, most of us have felt isolated and without support at some time or other. Broken relationships, conflicts with peers, or disappointed expectations can exacerbate the alienation we suffer. Sadly we can cling to… Read more »
Teens and young adults love to learn the skills that allow them to disagree while building goodwill among those who differ. Opposing view essays on sizzling issues work well to help us all celebrate Black History month! What will you do to help teens and young adults lead us into… Read more »
What small ground is gained running from racism – is often lost again daily because of the way human brains hardwire for prejudice. In spite of racism cures, as pointed out by reporters such as Lance Morrow at Time Magazine, racism tends to creeps in constantly. Have you experienced its subtle and not so subtle barbs? Have you seen it? Certainly the media makes its case.
The New Haven Fire Department destroyed test results of white firefighters who scored higher than African Americans to allow promotions among black firefighters. This troublesome case, and research proofs that high stakes tests don’t work, raises the question How can tests garner more intelligence-fair results? This serious case also opens… Read more »
Slavery works, cried dominant voices, while for centuries brilliant minority voices, with finer insights at times, could have led a richer way. Had they been engaged, silenced voices could have broken chains that still bind most of us today. Did you know human brains build new neuron pathways with every… Read more »
Progressive leaders see life-changing possibilities in challenges, and ask ethically powered questions to learn from those who differ, as President Obama did over beer to resolve racial misunderstandings. It works because diversity infuses colors, textures, depth, and angles into successful visions, that less effective directions lack. Not rhetoric fueled by… Read more »