Rather than focus on the 50,000 or so active hard-core racists truly responsible for horrible acts, we spend our our emotional anergy on that white guilt we seem to enjoy.
Silence about our differences — cultural and genetic — can be dangerous to your moral and physical health.
We are all bits and pieces of biological, ethnic and cultural identities, and we are all subject to a complex interplay of systems.
Rev Braestrup: “Invited not to think too much about the grubby details, we … don’t.”
Susan Rice: “We lack civil discourse across ideological boundaries.”
…[O]n the odd occasion that people are exposed to each other as people,,., othering is hard to maintain. And that is the rare moment when human compassion and empathy can break out.