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Racism and Finding Equilibrium

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Cathy Bennett

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Just like any complex biological system, the principle of self-organization demands that any open or living system always tries to find equilibrium in order to stay alive.When one living system in nature exploits another in order to have all the power out of selfish self-interest and throws other systems in nature out of balance, the principle of self-organization and evolution come into play to correct the imbalance. That exploiting system is met with the powerful force of Nature which prods it back into line--into finding equilibrium again.

According to my guest, Dr Darrell Millner, this principle of self-organization and the natural desire to evolve plays out in terms of man’s inhumanity towards man. History is a record of humanity seeking equilibrium from exploitation, showing the pendulum swing of our collective experience of exploitation as it moves back and forth from slavery, genocide, and holocausts to trust, inclusion, and equality. It is the story of racism--the story of exploitation. Join me and my esteemed guest, Dr Darrell Millner, as we have a scholarly conversation about where in that pendulum swing for balance from exploitation racism is today. Pre-recorded.