Category Archives: Prejudice

Step Outside Our Bubbles to Grow Good Kids

Following the 2016 US Presidential election it became clear that Americans, many of whom idealized a diverse, pluralistic, open-minded nation, had long – a really long – way to go. Pundits concluded that we lived in “bubbles” that don’t overlap information, media, friendships, or conversations. This seems like a fundamental issue that global citizenship, or raising…

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We Stood Up – Civil Rights Education Audio Anthology

As we embark on 2017, I’m reflecting on the notion that our role as educators (whether we are formal or informal teachers) to build reasoning and analytical skills, illuminate historical experiences, and strengthen empathy across perspectives feels more crucial than ever. With the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Black History Month around the…

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All You Need Is Love – What HOPE and "Twin Processes" Look Like

Amidst the grief and anguish following the shootings in Newtown, CT, I love that the NY Times released this short Op-Doc video, which is being widely shared (click the Heart to watch). I think the street scene embodies what restoring faith in the goodness of humanity looks like, and points out an important principle that…

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