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“I am free to say to you that, in my opinion this government of ours is founded on the white basis. It was made by the white man, for the benefit of the white man, to be administered by white men, in such a manner as they should determine.” [Italics mine]        Stephen A. Douglas …
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Is it Failed Leaders or Leadership Failures? Which is it? Have we failed leadership or has leadership failed us?  I wonder about many failures of nation-states, failures in corporations,   police departments, schools, and universities. Is it because leadership characteristics, attributes, etc., are based predominantly on Patriarchal ideology? Let’s look at a few failures affecting the …
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Is Racism an Illness?

June 17th, 2016 | Posted by David Whitfield in Racial Justice - (0 Comments)

Is It an Illness? My post “Is Black Skin a Leadership Issue?” on my May 31st was perhaps a bit obtuse, or perhaps a bit inconvenient. Please view the 2-minute 11- second video below and reread the earlier post. The video is quite informative about how we deal with difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpSoaj8hfQ Does the video change …
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I just responded to a tweet about a Black woman dying while in police custody. I always wonder why so many Blacks end up dead while in police custody. Black skin has a bullhorn, and it speaks in extremely loud voices; it draws negative attention, triggering hatred, violence, often death. It can’t help it. The …
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And when your Vote is stolen? Your vote is tinkered with and there’s no way of verifying it, no audit trail? And that’s because private corporations own electronic voting machines and the software is proprietary; and there’s no way to check the validity of citizens’ votes. Where’s the outrage? And we call ourselves a democracy? …
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Leadership Gone Wild?

January 27th, 2016 | Posted by David Whitfield in Global Justice - (8 Comments)

Leadership Gone Wild? Our Belligerent Presidential Candidates “He who wishes to fight must first count the cost… When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming… men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened.” Sun Tzu Something keeps nagging at me about our “leaders.” And when I hear  candidates, …
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Letter to GOP Candidates

December 24th, 2015 | Posted by David Whitfield in Global Justice - (2 Comments)

Dear GOP Candidates: Among you are liars, bullies, insulters, character assassins, and phonies—not presidential. And you think our military will continue fighting wars you start based on lies? You talk tough-fluff about bombing until the sand glows, carpet bombing which is NOT legal. You talk as if there are no laws of war. Either you don’t …
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Who is gutsy enough to put it on the table? Why did Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler leave his family 14 times? That’s 14 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and the 14th time he was killed in action. Less than 1% of Americans serve in the military to defend this country. I vote for bringing back …
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Will leadership ever work? I question the utility of leadership. And that’s because leadership is not working. It’s not working in developing countries; it’s not working in many parts of the world. Look at all the financial challenges, changes in disparate groups’ behavior, changes in weather patterns due to our behavior, and changes in the …
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What just happened in Indiana?  Can you tell me where the good leaders are?  With few exceptions, our leaders have virtually zero efficacies.  I read some time ago that most leadership theories and concepts fail because they are based on patriarchal ideologies.  After thinking about it for about 10 seconds, I had to agree.  If …
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