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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:15 AM

Must-See Video: Teacher's lesson on racism (15 minutes)

15 minutes of brilliance. Congress and SCOTUS need to see this, as these societal tendencies still apply. Racism and bigotry are alive and well. But, I digress...this is a magnificent lesson, imho. Originally seen on Upworthy.





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Reply Must-See Video: Teacher's lesson on racism (15 minutes) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Jun 2013 OP
Paulie Jun 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Jun 2013 #2
baldguy Jun 2013 #3
OneGrassRoot Jun 2013 #5
ReasonableToo Jun 2013 #4
OneGrassRoot Jun 2013 #6
LWolf Jun 2013 #7

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:27 AM

1. There is much more than a 15 minute video

http://www.janeelliott.com/ for lots more.

She recently was on an IT Security podcast, she's so awesome and made the hosts a bit uncomfortable. http://www.social-engineer.org/ep-046-my-mind-is-made-up-dont-confuse-me-with-facts/

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Response to Paulie (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:34 AM

2. SWEET!!!

Thank you very, very much!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:35 AM

3. In 1934, the NCCJ came up with the idea of celebrating National Brotherhood Week

 

...during the 3rd week of February. But it only lasted through the 1980s. Looking back on the political climate since the end of National Brotherhood Week, it seems that we could use a little more brotherhood year round. But for the past 3 decades, we haven't even been able to manage one week.

The NCCJ was founded in 1927 in response to anti-Catholic sentiment when Al Smith ran for the Democratic nomination for President. The organization was dedicated to "bringing diverse people together to address interfaith divisions." After the end of National Brotherhood Week, they kept the acronym but changed their name to The National Conference for Community and Justice. They are now "dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America."

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There's a lot of work to be be done if the NCCJ is to have any hope of fulfilling its "new" (30+ year old) mission. The political climate has certainly deteriorated since the demise of National Brotherhood Week - although the hatred and vitriol aimed at most of the Presidents during that period has nothing to do with bias, bigotry or racism.

Most? Yes, my friends. Some (but by no means all) of the Obama hatred we see today is the result of racism. There cannot be any doubt about that. Birtherism, demands for school records, calling him and his ideas "foreign" to America - these all come from subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) racism. Did you think that electing our first President of color would bring us closer to the color-blind society about which Martin Luther King Jr. prophesied? Sadly, it seems to have brought us further from that dream. Further from the goals of the NCCJ and National Brotherhood Week.

more:
http://www.chicagonow.com/not-for-jews-only/2013/02/national-brotherhood-week-123/




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Response to baldguy (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:13 AM

5. Thank you. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:52 AM

4. Saw her on Oprah many years ago.

They divided the audience up this way during the show. Very powerful.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:14 AM

6. I can't believe I just discovered this video, and this brilliant woman...

today.

Glad I did though. Better late than never.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:56 AM

7. Always worth watching again. nt

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