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Quite often, there are people who can be described as "a person for a time such as this."
Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Teddy Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and so many others come to mind. Looking back on the context of their times in history, we loft them into super human statuses and forget that they were born like the rest of us and they have died like we all will.
What unites all of these names from our history is the common trait that they had the courage to stand up, speak up and "ACT UP!!"
That last phrase Act Up comes from our featured guest for this episode of The #SocialSpitballShow.
Dixon D. White is a self-described redneck and reformed racist. Dixon has many experiences to draw from to elicit truth about race, which is, in part, that we cannot ignore it away. Dixon calls on fellow White Americans to embrace their "White Racial Responsibility" to speak up and ACT UP when they see racial hurt.
I personally love the term "Act Up" because it makes me think of a child misbehaving, but also the clever bumper sticker that says that "Well-Behaved Women Never Make History." It's true & fitting because we need to step outside of our "comfort zone" of complacency and condoning of a terrible history of racism and violence in this country.
This history of racism and violence manifests itself as much today as in the past. Racism is not over. We need to stand up to racism. With courageous folks like Dixon White speaking up and acting up on the subject, we can be sure to bring more healing and common ground.
Won't you tune in and hear from this amazing & inspiring man and others like him? Barbara and I are excited to get this conversation going...
Every African-American male in this country who drives a vehicle, or has traveled by bus or plane, either knowingly or unknowingly has been the victim of racial profiling by law enforcement officials. Indeed, African-American males are disproportionately targeted, stopped, and searched by law enforcement officials based on race and gender. Those responsible for enforcement of public laws view African-American males as criminals. Unfortunately, the American justice system has condoned, supported, and in some instances encouraged such actions by law enforcement officials to stop, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate African-American males. On the basis of race and gender, governmental officials have devised a profile of the typical criminal: black and male.
The term driving while black has been used to describe the practice of law enforcement officials to stop African-American drivers without probable cause. The practice particularly targets African-American males. African-American males are not only singled out while driving, but also while schooling, eating, running for political office, walking, banking, serving as a juror, getting a taxi, shopping, and just being black and a male. The mere fact of being black and male in America is sufficient cause for governmental and private law enforcement officials to abridge the rights of African-American males. This is not to suggest that law enforcement officers can never consider race when performing their job. Just the opposite, where a witness identifies the race and gender of a suspect, it is relevant evidence to consider in an effort to apprehend a criminal. Racial profiling, however, involves a pre-disposition held by law enforcement officers who are members of the majority, to believe that minorities, and particularly African-American males, are engaged in criminal activities; therefore, they are stopped and searched without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
Jim Gray drops by @DriveThruHR to share insights on Labor Relations
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Special guest, Herman King, joins Anastasia and Jack as they introduce a new track for their Possible Society In Motion Radio Show with this program; a format with special guests, designed to help bring the embryonic success of the New Horizons' Coffee House Conversations On Race Relations in Frederick, to this online radio show.
Featuring guests who are already becoming actively involved participants and supporters of the Coffee House Conversations on Race Relations series in Frederick, Maryland, this program addition will take the local conversation beyond that geographical confine with the hope that the renewed vitality of community involvement and unity developing there can spread to other communities.
Special programs will feature guests who will bring distinctive commentary from their unique perspectives and experiences in moving beyond local polarization within a community that is beginning to shift out of stagnation and into "motion" to heal the wounds of stereotyping, racism and police brutality.
Join Anastasia and Jack as they set this new track in motion with special guest, Herman King. To introduce this new format, Anastasia, Jack and Herman discuss the "how" and "how not" of conversations on race relations.
Does it seem like racism in America has increased since the election of Barak Obama as President of the United States in 2008? Well, it certainly seems so. What is it like to be Black in today's "post- racial" America? We'll be discussing that and more today, along with some awesome political poetry pieces on Eddie Caine Radio.
~ May Series: Diveristy in the Workplace ~
Torin Ellis joins Rayanne and HR Latte to launch latest series: Diversity in the Workplace
HR Latte chats with Torin Ellis, Diversity Search Maverick, Hybrid Recruiter, and Founder of "the torin ellis brand (video)" about racial bias in hiring and talent management today. Based in Baltimore, Torin is perfectly positioned to launch this series on diversity. Rayanne will ask the hard questions, the ones no one wants to ask. It's time for this conversation!
Join us for a quick impact conversation about Diveristy in the Workplace and Racial Bias.
HR Latte is a fast-paced, quick hit show where you can expect not only surprises but the information you need to know for success in the world of talent management.
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The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 by Edward Mandell House, the chief advisor of President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 until 1921. House was a Marxist whose goal was to socialize the United States. In 1912, House wrote the book "Philip Dru: Administrator" in which he stated that he was working for "Socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx." In this book, House laid out a plan for the conquest of America, telling how both the Democratic and Republican Parties would be controlled and used as instruments in the creation of a socialistic government. And he asked for the establishment of a state-controlled central bank. Both of these were proposed in "The Communist Manifesto". In 1913, during the very first year of the House-dominated Wilson Administration, both of these proposals became law. The Federal Reserve Act was passed, which brought into power a private central bank to create the money of the United States, taking this power away from the united States Congress. And the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the graduated income tax as proposed by Karl Marx, was also ratified.
President Clinton (US President 1993-2001) was a member of both the Trilateral Commission and the CFR, but his running mates in the democratic primaries were strictly forbidden to use this fact while campaigning against him; this is a clear indication of the awesome power that the CFR has over politicians. In the China Gate scandal, Bill Clinton sold top secret military technology to China.
Accordiing to Google public relations, (PR) is the professional maintenance of a favorable public image by a company or other organization or a famous person. PR can actually be used to promote your business as well. Today's host will be Cheryl Procter-Rogers. Cheryl is a PR Strategist and Executive Coach to name a few.
We are going to be discussing how public relations can benefit your business. We hope to foward you into the right direction if you are interesting and promoting your business using PR.
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(NOTE: Today’s March 22, 2015 is a prerecorded repeat show on racial images in worship)
Imam W. Deen Mohammed gave us C.R.A.I.D. early in his leadership (circa 1978) and it was quite effective. C.R.A.I.D. is an acronym for “COMMITTEE for the REMOVAL of ALL IMAGES that attempt to portray the DIVINE”.
There is Facebook discussion on racial images in worship. This noble effort is investigating the best methods for reviving CRAID. What do you think about C.R.A.I.D. in today’s world?
Another Facebook group I manage is titled "GIVE GOD NO COLOR." (https://m.facebook.com/groups/136138373208123)
It has been widely received and opened the following exchange:
Last winter one of our Focolare friends shared with me a beautiful report. While planning for their annual "Day of Christian Unity" the company that supplies the artwork for this special day sent them a very; as she described it, "a very white American looking image of Jesus." However due to her being a part of our FB group "GIVE GOD NO COLOR" and her love for our concern she called the supply company and told them that they could not accept such an image or any racial depictions. This is very significant. We thank Allah for bringing Imam W. Deen Mohammed and the blessed lady Chiara Lubrich and their respective communities together as ONE! This is a way to advance the message of C.R.A.I.D. to an audience that we could probably never reach.
Join WORDS MAKE PEOPLE on Sunday March 22, 2015 as we discuss C.R.A.I.D; its history and relevancy today. (NOTE: This is a prerecorded repeat show)
On The Healing Room this week, we're taking a look at racial differences. Those differences are old, they are cold and they are vast. But we have the love in our hearts that can melt the ice, if we allow it.
We will discuss the teaching of Martin Luther King, Jr., as a reminder that he was not a man driven by racial differences, he was driven by a passion for Christ. He was driven by truth. Let's look back for just a moment and rekindle that passion for Christ that can heal our hearts, our church and our nation. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
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