Racism is much more than personal behavior. Think about the beliefs, policies and practices that influence all our lives.
Many equate racism with prejudice, but the two concepts are different. Prejudice refers to attitudes held by individuals. Racism is a much wider set of policies and practices.
Conspiracy theories let one to be part of a grand army, with flags and badges, secret codes, forbidden weapons, and daring comrades, all directed to saving the world from enemies.
Currently, America suffers from a disrespect of our cherished, and constitutionally mandated, processes. Play reaches us how to place our conflicts into honored forms.
According to psychology’s cognitive dissonance theory, most of us do not confront our failings and inconsistencies head on. Instead, we rationalize, evade and realign.
Certain events, like last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by an angry mob, are markers of a generation. Televised images of that will remain with Americans for a lifetime.
For some, mask refusal is an act of defiance against those who claim to “know better” than they do.
Cast your vote for the kind of world you want all of us to live in.
By degrees, we have become a lurking, accusative society, which divides people into those who are like us and those who are not, those who share our beliefs and those who do not.
Our ancestors understood that life can involve long periods of deprivation. They knew how to restrict their appetites and manage their resources. Do we?