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Mindful Activism: How to Get Started

“Mindful Activism” seeks to influence the adoption of policies that reduce the suffering caused by various injustices–and to do so in a compassionate, skillful manner. Such activism, in order to be successful, must first be about “being” before moving into “doing.” The “being” has to be continuously nourished, lest the “doing” lead to burnout, discouragement, […]

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The Gaslighting Hall of Fame

And now…some catch phrases, and their true meanings, nominated for the Gaslighting Hall of Fame: “Liberal media” – catch-all grouping for stuck up, intelligent journalists who dare to conduct thorough research, care about human rights, and call people out on their bullshit. “Family values” – Judeo-Christian monotheism and its rightful place as the foundation for […]

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The Brilliant Strategy of White Supremacy

Let me see if I understand this correctly… Our nation’s white supremacy complex works tirelessly to oppress and destroy Black Americans through slavery, Jim Crow, “law enforcement,” and mass incarceration/war on drugs, resulting in endless generational cycles of economic, educational, employment, environmental, health, lifespan, trauma, and voting disadvantages…and then labels these same Black Americans as […]

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Recommended Reading for Racial, Gender, Economic, and Social Justice (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Magee, Rhonda, The Inner Work of Racial Justice King Jr., Martin Luther, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin, James, The Fire Next Time Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Wilkerson, Isabel, The Warmth of Other Suns X, Malcolm, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding COVID-19 Relief (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on some of my most vulnerable fellow constituents. Black people are […]

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