Belief… Most people don’t think they’re racist, but when it’s actually tested, virtually everyone is. So all of the decisions you make assuming you’re not racist actually have consequences accordingly. However, if you realize how many unconscious beliefs you have regarding race, and that you’re inevitably going to have misleading cognitive biases on the subject, … Continue reading
This poster (you can buy it here) brings up an interesting issue. While I’m not sure that “buy a dictionary” is really a viable alternative  to these emotionally triggered terms, it brings up some interesting thoughts. I think that an important thing to think about is the fact that both of these terms were … Continue reading
Arabic and Hebrew are the only two languages I know where people greet each other with “PEACE” whenever they meet, which is profound proof that just saying something doesn’t make it happen. It takes DETERMINATION and ACTION.
Do rich people really earn their wealth? In ancient times, kings and nobles made the circular claim that if they had achieved power, it must be because heaven wanted them to be leaders and receive special treatment. That argument rings hollow in modern society where it’s been replaced by a new refrain: “we worked hard … Continue reading
“Atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others than are highly religious people” according to this article. Except that it’s a misleading sentence in an article that’s just bad science. The article tries to suggest that the study demonstrates atheists to be more compassionate and generous than religious people, but in a … Continue reading
According to Jezebel , a few idiots who read the Hunger Games and then saw the film adaptation have been rudely complaining that brilliant young actress Amandla Stenberg was cast in the role of Rue because she’s black, and that’s not how they imagined her. Or similarly the character Thresh, who comes from the same … Continue reading
One thing I really appreciate from my mother is that from an early age she taught me to think of skin colours as flavours. She didn’t refer to people as black or white (which they never actually are) but as peach-skinned, or chocolate-skinned, or coffee-skinned, or honey-skinned, or vanilla-skinned… everything was a flavour. This wasn’t … Continue reading
The John Howard Society has some valid concerns about the new Conservative platform on crime, based on the society’s 80-year history in advising the Canadian government on justice issues and helping criminal offenders with community work and rehabilitation. Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Manitoba called the government’s new crime strategies “tough on tax-payers and … Continue reading
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a hammer and he’ll make a living teaching other people how to catch fish with a hammer.
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