Sunday, September 25, 2022
Reflection on the Resolving the Race(ism) Dilemma Conference
To my collaborators, Greg, Sheena, and Kristin, and especially to our participants,
Upwards of fifty of us gathered yesterday - community leaders, parents, school administrators, social workers, writers, police officers, DEI practitioners (diversity, equity & inclusion), and folks who are skeptical about DEI. Social identities of all kinds were represented - ethnicity, age, appearance, ability, gender, sexual orientation, race, social status, and worldview (including political worldview!).
These days one would be justified in predicting that pouring this combination of elements into a day full of discussion about race and racism would surely result in an explosion. But the results look more like this:
The master's map
will never take us
beyond the master's boundaries.
I had the pleasure and honor of supporting a Boys Scouts of America troop in the process of earning a newly created Eagle Scout requirement merit badge: the Citizenship in Society merit badge
Here's a link to my reflection on this experience.
2016 | Oxford University Press
The Arc of a Bad Idea
Understanding and Transcending Race
"Race is a time-bound (versus eternal) concept, the lifespan of which is traceable and the demise of which is predictable."
featured in The Psychology of Peace Promotion | 2019 | Springer
Empathy in the Service of Intra and Interpersonal Peace
"How can we understand and apply empathy in ways that are most conducive to peaceful intra- and interpersonal dynamics?"
2012 | National Association of Social Workers
The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism:
Reconciling a Discordant Discourse
"Race is a term the meaning of which has been the subject of so much argument and mutation that its utility as a clear and reliable descriptor of a crucial form of ideology or behavior is less than certain.