The Wrong Public Idea About Difference

It’s amazing how many examples about the wrong public idea about difference surface regularly, pointing to our ongoing inability as a modern, presumably educated and advanced, global society, to overcome the legacy of racialized difference. Say what you will about Brexit, the role racial fears played into the vote cannot be ignored. Brits’ beliefs that […]

The Ugly Legacy of Racialized Difference

It’s interesting how just twelve years ago it was hard to talk about institutional and individual racism, and today there is no shortage of video proof that the ugly legacy of racialized difference exists. Frankly, most of the time I don’t want to watch the videos that show me the problem I know all too well […]

Check Out The Civil Conversations Project

I am glad to know that many others are thinking along the same lines about the problems that plague our public lives. One effort I truly appreciate is called the Civil Conversations Project (CCP), which “is a series of radio shows and an online resource for beginning new conversations in families and communities. How do we speak […]

Black, Brown, Yellow, & Red Everywhere Else

Sometimes topics cross the private-public divide so strongly that entries in this blog will be categorized across both sides of the aisle. The truth is, our private and public lives do blend, a lot, and the better we understand this, the better we are able to develop healthy, meaningful, and transformative tools and mechanisms for […]