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As a follow-on to “Dear White America,” please review the 5 min 17 sec video at: http://eji.org/videos/racial-terror-lynching-america-animated. The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) suggests viewing it as one way to start talking about Racial Equity. And that’s because one of our top hindrances is not knowing antecedent events that inform our current thinking/mindset. Once you view …
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Dear White America: How frightening! “We didn’t have racism until Obama was elected”? “Blacks hate Whites because Whites are successful and Blacks are not.”? “If you’re black and haven’t succeeded in the past 50 years, it’s your fault. You’ve had every opportunity.”? “Black communities are in worse shape than ever, ever, ever!”? Wow! Why are …
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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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