Hi everyone, Our March 23 Courageous Conversations will be at the Community Action Training Center again – 27 Eclipse Center, Beloit.
For Courageous Conversations:
Here are three articles for us to think about:
Pitts writes about Stephen King’s comments about diversity at the Oscars.
Sheffield writes to affirm 1776 as the true “founding of America”. (I think this sounds like “All lives matter” – the comment to devalue the point that “Black lives matter” was making: she sees the 1619 claim as trying to supplant 1776. The people proposing 1619 are presenting an alternate reality for the sake of getting us to rethink America’s reliance on slave labor. They know that 1776 will not go away.)
Hahna Yoon gives a quick tutorial and practical advice about microaggressions. Check out the links in the article, too.
Janesville Gazette, January 19, 2020
“You create diversity by creating diversity”
Janesville Gazette, March 1, 2020
1619 & 1776
New York Times, March 3, 2020
“How to Respond to Microaggressions
Should you let that comment slide, or address it head on? Is it more harm than it’s worth? We can help.”