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The events of the past few days reminded me that racism and prejudices are still alive and well in America.
Some of the conversations I have heard makes me wonder if we have made any headway in this centuries old battle, or should I say curse. It seems everytime I think we are making the turn in the right direction another "Ferguson" pops up and ruins the parade.
This morning we are going to have a discussion on racism/prejudices in America.
Do I expect to solve the issue in just ninety minutes? I wish! However, perhaps we can better expain where and why they exist and then go about our day with a little hope.
I hope you will join me "In the Pickle Barrel" at 7AM-8:30AM as we make an attempt to face some realities.
Prayer: St. Peter Claver, you showed Christ’s love to the slaves, going where no one else would go, and doing what no one else would do. Give us the courage to put aside our fears and prejudices and give wholly of ourselves to minister to those enslaved by poverty, hunger, fear, and ignorance. Help us to demonstrate Christ’s love by our actions as well as our words, so that others may come to believe in his saving power. Amen. In the course of time, September 8th, 1654, St. Peter baptized and reached more than 300,000 slaves serving four decades in Cartagena, Columbia. Like St. Paul before him, St. Peter Claver would enter into the heaven glory. Pope Leo XIII canonized both St. Peter Claver and St. Alphonsus on 15 January 1888. Also we will focus on the birthday of Mary and St. John Chrysostom.
6pm pst / 9pm est
On episode 29 a diverse panel of men and women impacted by these issues will discuss and to reflect on their own ideas, actions and prejudices to facilitate a dialogue around these relationships.
Homophobia and heterosexism are still very much present in our communities. Polyamory, interracial dating/marriage and other “non-traditional” couplings often come under fire as people seek to express romantic love in ways compatible with their lifestyle and preferences. Biases manifest themselves many ways, from discrimination, harassment and physical violence against, individuals and families that include LGBT, “Poly”, Interracial, etc. Parents or relatives.
Hosts: Kinte Acuminous Watanabe
Norma Mena T.B.A.
Olaf Barbosa T.B.A.
production info:episode 29 http://indyradio.org/ 9/8/14
Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. The Scriptures provide precedent:
Look! I’m setting a stone in Zion,
a cornerstone in the place of honor.
Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation
will never have cause to regret it.
To you who trust him, he’s a Stone to be proud of, but to those who refuse to trust him,
The stone the workmen threw out
is now the chief foundation stone.
For the untrusting it’s
. . . a stone to trip over,
a boulder blocking the way.
They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted.
9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
11-12 Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives. 1 Peter 2:1-12
Yesterday's program was so intense we ran out of time to complete our conversation. So, this morning we will continue where we left off.
Are incidents like the riots and actions of the those who loot, torch and injure others in these events releasing years of pinned up frustrations; are they nothing more that criminals who found an opportunity to go wild; Are they a victum of "mob mentality"?
How would you react if "a Ferguson" happens in your community?
Jump "In the Pickle Barrel" this morning at 7AM-8:30AM and let's see if we can explain why we are in the pickle barrel.
Tonight, we revisit some of the recent audio mixes from issue episodes. The themes are still currennt events, although 2 of the topics are overshadowed or forgotten in the mainstream because the other issue serves their agenda more to oversaturate the narrative with their divisive point of view.
These topics are all precursors to what some are calling the "Negro Spring". I don't know if thst title holds with it some historical racism or if it shows the reality of modern prejudices and delusions of a post racial Murica. What it does show, is that it's again time to fight for the underdog, and it is all of us.
We NEED EVERYONE at the table for tonight's show!!! How can we INDIVIDUALLY and COLLECTIVELY acknowledge our own biases and prejudices and get responsible for CAUSING, ALLOWING and or PERPETUATING racial divides? This conversation is less about the particulars of the #MikeBrown case, but rather the reaction(s) and apparent "side choosing" and presumptions that took place on the basis of race in the absence of facts.
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Today's show focuses on the obvious need for unity and love among differences. The recent rash of outbreak in St. Louis and a city and country cries out for justice and unity among differences. In the 21st Century, prejudices and injustices still exist of human kind. Sharon AsktheCoach Parker and Xiaohong Li speaks out on the need for unity and love. Sharon speaks out as a native of St. Louis and how she has overcome these differences and found unity in differences. Tune In and listen call in and speak out!
…”If you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer, and BEING A FOOL IS ONE OF THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF ANY INCIDENTS TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SLAVERY SYSTEM.” ~~ Willie Lynch – speech delivered on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712.
Most Blacks have heard of the Willie Lynch Letter/Speech, but many have not read it. Over time, I’ve heard some blacks indicate that they didn’t believe that this letter/speech is authentic. But for the majority of blacks, it is believed to be REAL.
If you’ve read the Willie Lynch Letter, you will find there are specific instruction on the making and maintaining of a slave. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, slavery was considered unlawful and ended. However, the effects of bondage remains; prejudices and racism remain, as we see in recent events in Ferguson, Missouri; and so does the remnants of the Willie Lynch Letter.
On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to discuss the Willie Lynch Letter and how it still remains as part of our life, and how it shows up in the lives of Blacks today. We’re going to examine the parallels of when it was written, and how it relates to us today.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9pm PDT/11pm CDT/ 12 Midnight EDT.
We invite you to listen and comment by calling (646)200-3148. Or listen from your computer or from the HTTR app, and join the chatroom conversation.
If you have not read the Willie Lynch Letter, please do so by going to: http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/hot-topics-talk-radio.html
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SATURDAY MORNING WAKE UP CALL
TOPIC: REMOVING MENTAL COBWEBS
by Napoleon Hill
1. Negative: (a) feelings, (b) emotions, and (c) passions; (d) habits, (e) beliefs, and (f) prejudices.
2. Seeing only the mote in the other fellow’s eye.
3. Arguments and misunderstandings due to semantic difficulties.
4. False conclusions resulting from false premises.
5. All-inclusive, restrictive words or expressions as basic or minor premises.
6. The idea that necessity forces dishonesty.
7. Unclean thoughts and habits.
8. Fear that it is sacrilegious to use the powers of your mind.
Let's not have any more bad schools. Let's not have any more bad employment hiring practices. No more bad communities. Vote out bad politicians. Don't hire and fire bad police officers. Let's end bad policing. Bring policing into the 21 century. Impeach bad supreme court justices. Support good business owners. Void businesses taking our money; treating consumers like thieves; Sucking the economic life out of communities and transporting funds into their own way of lives and refusing to give back. End sundown communities.
Don't even think I think America is the worse place ever. I don't think nor act that way. America is greater than what most people experience daily. Prejudices stand in the way of prosperity for all. Most Americans never arrive at their fullest potential. Not because they are lazy. But because life goes on. Complete college, look for an idea job, fall in love, get married, have more mouths to feed. Guess what? Your job is not the job you went to school for. The job I have is not the job I wanted. It's the only job we could get hired to do at a time. Had to pay rent at a house filled with holes in the walls, roof and on the streets that lead to the house.
USA ain't all bad, but we gotta fix all that is bad America, starting with Fergusion, Missouri. Let's come together, not asking for nothing more than equal opportunity in employment, government jobs, housing, community, access of businesses, schools, resources and places to worship. Is this too much for all citizens to join in body and spirit to make happen in all the cities across America. We've got to do this America. We've got to do it with a child's heart.
Why is it so difficult for us to accept responsibility for our actions?
We all like to feel important and have others have a high opinion of us. Some more than others develop an over-inflated view of themselves. These tendencies act to wrap us in what many call "denial", which creates a false perception of self and the inability to accept the truth about us. It then becomes painful to accept that mistakes are possible and when we make them the first reaction is to point the finger at someone else. We refuse to think objectively and accept any involvement for our actions. Taking responsibility can be a very painful thing to do.
The Consequences for NOT Taking Responsibility
When you fail to accept personal responsibility for your actions there are a series of events that follow over time. The consequences do not necessarily promote goal achievement and success in life. The signals you send to the subconscious can come back to sabotage your progress.
Reasons why Taking Responsibility is so Difficult
Feelings of Insecurity - There are some folks who may have been raised in a very chaotic environment where they were constantly put down, yelled at, or emotionally abused.
Arrogance- People develop arrogance for several reasons. It could have been inherited - some folks know very little about humility.
Prejudices- Some people who feel victims of racial discrimination, intolerance, or narrow-mindedness, are always on guard or on edge.
By accepting that you do have a problem in this area and learning ways of taking responsibility for your actions, you are taking your life to a higher level of existence.
Giving of yourself in service to others, teachers empathy and compassion, characteristics that helps one to overcome self-centeredness.