MAWMonday Motivators 04/30/2017

Giving What You Don't Owe You don't owe anyone anything. I believe that. What I am asking is, "What do you have to give?" I have written several pieces about empathy, but I'm afraid that the problem goes beyond our inability to see each other's choices as reasonable. We are vigilant and ever-ready to call names and dehumanize. At this point, I would settle for just an unprovok...
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The Empathy Solution for Racism, Sexism, Homophobia & The Co-opting of Fear

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext #JusticeOrElse #Empathy The Co-Opting of Fear Which is more powerful, hatred or fear? Hatred can motivate many intentional destruction of things that are disliked. But, fear creates more things to rail against from imagined visions of even unreasonable things that may be. Supremacy groups have long used fear as a way to recruit new members. This was ...
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The Need for Empathy: Including White Nationalists in the Solution to Racial, Sexual, and Homophobic Strife

#SWNext #JusticeOrElse #Empathy As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, many are asking the question, "How do you protest?" It's a call to wake up and remain aware of the challenges facing our nation and our world. It is a call to resist the distraction and sensationalism, to look deeper and discern the hidden/disguised motives and the core truths. It ...
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Hillary Clinton Can Do Better on Race

Hillary Clinton is currently using a rhetorical device that is an attempt to be “honest.” It is a call for us to be reflective about our own indifference to the racial divide. The problem is, former Secretary of State Clinton reinforces an irrational fear, masked in a logical fallacy to justify an unsustainable ego defense. She meant well in the context of a larger discussion o...
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