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Finding Our Voices When White Supremacy Comes Calling
Everyone has an opinion in the aftermath of Charlottesville. Yes, some people are afraid to voice their views for fear of reprisal and revenge. Some grimace in disagreement of what happen in Charlottesville, yet secretly applaud the actions of the alt right groups. Others look on apathetically, waiting for the more vocal ones to represent them in action. And some boldly and triumphantly speak out against the wrongs of discrimination, hate, and the symbolism of Confederate statues, knowing that backlash may await them in the face of their fear.
Where are you in this national debate that is literally tearing our country apart? Are you boldly speaking out or waiting by the sidelines? Are you angry, happy, insulted or confused? What is YOUR position on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class issues? And can you defend your positions in today’s fractured society?
We’ll examine the many ways that freedom of speech is being cross examined in America and what YOU can do about it.
Dear Valued Subscriber
Some have criticized me for adding a healthy dose of history into my diversity training and unconscious bias workshops. The events in Charlottesville will cause to double down in my history.
Philosopher and essayist George Santayana said it best: "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."
My fellow Americans, we are now repeating history. Our ugliest segments of American history. Thanks to the validation of Donald Trump, white supremacy is now back in fashion, as active now as is it was in 1925. Trump's refusal of calling out the right alt groups who violently marched in Charlottesville last weekend as domestic terrorists propagating hate only clarifies that they are a significant part of his base and he will never refute them. Three people died, including a 32-year-old Patriot who marched for her beliefs of equality, and two Virginia state troopers doing their job to keep the peace. White brothers and a sister who died too soon because of the hate generating by misguided YOUNG white men who have lost their way in life.
Misguided white supremacy agitators disrupted society in the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. They have never gone away.
However, the voices of equality, social justice AND diversity have always countered these angry hate mongers and neutralized their violence. I call them Diversity Crusaders, and I am in their midst.
I will not be silent. I will not become a bystander while civil disruption rises from the ashes. I will speak out with others who want white supremacy neutralized. I will attend the protest rally scheduled for Boston this Saturday when the alt right comes to the Boston Common.
And I will definitely keep teaching history as a significant part of my diversity and unconscious bias training sessions.
I hope you will join me. Say NO to hate and do not remain silent.
-Carole Copeland Thomas
From the battlefield to the Temple with one day of oil to ... a miraculous eight days of oil ... this is the story of Hanukkah. It started tonight December 24th (corrected from the video) and lasts through January 1st ... the festival of lights for Jewish people throughout the world. Tip #6 in our Ten Tip Holiday Video Series. Watch and learn!
Correction: In 2016 Hanukkah starts at sundown on Dec 24 and ends on the evening of January 1st. It occurs anytime from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar (that's the one we use). The actual date of Hanukkah changes each year.
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Carole Copeland Thomas is a 27 year speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in global diversity, empowerment, multiculturalism and leadership issues.