racism

Racism in Our Family

Racism In Our Family or Community: The Naked Reveal Of Self-Loathing

A few years ago I stunned an art patron when they made a negative remark about a person of color. I told them that the words they used to describe that person was what they were actually feeling about themselves. Racism reflects something in a person much deeper than skin pigment. Racism is a tell. Racism is …

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Other America - Cultural Literacy and Tolerance

The Other America: Cultural Literacy & Tolerance

In a pre pandemic world I once walked into a Chase bank preparing for a trip to New Zealand. The Lake Merritt area of Oakland is six miles from San Francisco in a highly educated, successful area. I walked up to the teller with my account information and asked for the exchange rate for New …

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No More Fireworks

No More Fireworks: The Cost On Society and their Racist Origins

Every year fireworks accost my neighborhood.They are illegal and there are $1000.00 fines for their use. Fireworks traumatize many veterans with PTSD, including myself. Their cacophony can cause months of nightmares, or require the necessity of extra therapy. Some vets can be violent. During the Vietnam War, soldiers were not allowed to spend more than …

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Awaken Cultural Intelligence through the Arts

Insulated Societies And Fear: Awakening Cultural Intelligence Through The Arts

The Covid-19 quarantine has catapulted humanity into a new phase of global awareness through internet-based interaction. Professional and community based online communication has become a literal life stream. Sadly, prior to the pandemic, we had already started to see a push towards cultural isolationism as a knee jerk rejection of globalism by the fearful. Insular societies …

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