How White Bias Gets Institutionalized in Literature Classes Conclusion: A Change Is Gonna Come

I believe that one of the major reasons for the current political conflict and strife is this chart above. As I explained in yesterday’s post, this shows projections by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) that in 2028, only 44% of public school students will be white. That white students are now a minority … More How White Bias Gets Institutionalized in Literature Classes Conclusion: A Change Is Gonna Come

A Final Martin Luther King Day Post: Listen to this podcast about MKL and RFK

At the end of this week that we celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, I recommend that you find 45 minutes this weekend to listen to this podcast*: http://chasingamericanhistory.com/robert-f-kennedys-speech-on-the-night-of-martin-luther-kings-assassination/ This podcast ultimately is about Robert Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis announcing Dr. King’s death, not Martin Luther King per se. However, much of the … More A Final Martin Luther King Day Post: Listen to this podcast about MKL and RFK

Another Day of Love

Given the amount of hostility and polarization right now, perhaps epitomized by the current impeachment trial, I thought we needed more than one day of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s insights about coming from love towards all. Here are a couple of quotes from a service he gave on November 17, 1957 at Dexter … More Another Day of Love

A Day of Love

We must meet hate with love. We must meet physical force with soul force. … We must follow nonviolence and love. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will … More A Day of Love

In Honor of the Late Edward Kennedy

I don’t believe in coincidences. One of my theoretical foundational teachers is Carl Jung, who I don’t think believed in coincidences either.  He had a word–synchronicity–for events that are linked, not in our traditional belief in cause and effect, but by energy or some other “non-logical” connection. Because it seems to me to be significant … More In Honor of the Late Edward Kennedy

A Poem for Susan

  My son and I saw the 9/11 memorial when we visited New York City this summer, and it is quite a lovely and striking monument. Today can be a difficult day for people.  It can be a time for grieving.  But I hope it is a day of grieving with love instead of hate, … More A Poem for Susan

Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

I started today as I usually do, with a two-mile meditative walk through our local peaceful and beautiful park-like cemetery. And as has been the case for the past several days, my mind and my heart were reflecting on the sad events at Charlottesville this weekend and the international fall-out of our personal, collective, and … More Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy