“That Conversation about Race” category archive
At Psychology Today Blogs, Eden King and Mikki Hebl explain that the fuss over DEI is much ado about a misunderstanding. They point out that the term doesn’t mean the bad things that those who oppose claim it does.
What King and Hebl don’t address, though, is this: The persons who oppose DEI detest diversity, equality, and inclusion, regardless of the words used.
Those folks really want to go back to the good old days, if not the 1850s–that’s where their hearts truly yearn to be–at least the 1950s, before Rosa Parks boarded that bus.
It doesn’t help if we look away, look away, look away from what’s going on here and
fail refuse to recognize that they are still rising again after all these years.
At the Des Moines Register, a history professor argues against a bill currently being advanced in Iowa to whitewash–I use that term advisedly–the teaching of American history in primary and secondary schools.
It turns out that Florida Governor DeSantis lacks the courage of his conniptions.
He’s now trying to backpedal from the book banning furor that he fomented.
David talks with a caller about the situation at the border and makes the stunning argument that this self-styled “nation of immigrants” should continue to be, well, a nation of immigrants.
Grung_e_Gene looks behind the anti-migrant rhetoric at those who spout it and what he sees is not pretty.
Dr. Uche Blackstock discusses how racist stereotypes continue to pollute American medical care. She is an emergency physician and former associate professor of emergency medicine at the New York University and author of the book, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons With Racism In Medicine.
Follow the link for the artist’s commentary.
Thom talks with Tim Alberta about how the confluence of bad history and bad theology are feeding American establishmentarianism.
This is well worth the few minutes it will take to listen to it.
But the folks in Eagle Pass, Texas, say the invaders are not who you might think they are. Here’s a tiny bit from the story:
Residents of the border town at the center of an ongoing feud between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration made it clear over the weekend that the only people they see as “invaders” in their community are the 14 Republican governors and a convoy of Christian nationalists calling themselves “God’s Army.”
While local residents with the Eagle Pass Border Coalition told reporters and supporters that they of course welcome all visitors to the community who respect their culture and diversity in a civil manner, they believe the recent arrival of Republican governors and a trucker convoy of Christian nationalists in support of Abbott’s violent rhetoric helped to spread “hate and descension” in their community over the weekend.
As the Founders feared might happen, this “nation of immigrants” now has a political party that values power over the polity and faction over the federation.