Let's Talk Race America
Leadership, how can you speak for people
that you do not know or understand?
Who Do You Represent?
RACE AND HOMELAND ISSUES
Locate news article, read for evidence of systemic racism, bias and emotions behind actions. Consider how society tolerates harsh cruelties as well harboring quiet and latent bias against others while appearing to be inclusive. What does it take to release these feelings and what sparks action? Who are the victims and who the perpetrators? How do we explain and justify bias? Where possible read COMMENTS and discuss how honest people can be when anonymous. They can also express common sense thoughts that are widely shared but politically incorrect to speak aloud. Finally, discuss how you believe that we should address common understandings to solve social and economic stratification issues at home and worldwide.
Is America A Racist Country?
MESSAGE TO ADOS
KNOW THAT THIS IS YOUR ONLY HOMELAND
OWN IT, PROTECT IT, RESTORE THE LEGACY AND ENTITLEMENTS INHERITED FROM OUR ANCESTORS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL RECIPIENTS
Read it for yourself
Media today is flowing with Race Relations milk and honey with a large side of thorns that allows you to read and know without commenter interpretations
The Golden Rule
Simply stated RESPECT, CONSIDERATION
Do unto our nation, citizens, coworkers as you desire that they would do unto yours, respecting their boundaries, culture and entitlements that are their inheritance.
LOVE RESPECT DO NO HARM
In a society that dehumanizes individuals and promotes relationships that fixate on "other" criteria, it teaches this. It becomes accepted and sustained within a system, institutionalized, and all assume roles in its maintenance.
ALL are affected and MARKED with the reputation of your group, treated per the Mark.
No need to single out one group, one race, one class within the system to critique. All participates are responsible for changing it.
Combative and "hard" teaching tactics to make one group change is ineffective.
APPROACH with an understanding of everyone's position in the problems and solutions.
MAKE IT WORTH THE JOY OF CHANGE
"Beware of all systems that rank people. Most people want high status or positions and shun those in lower positions. They justify upward mobility even as they step on lower tier people. They take full credit for their success and blame those at the lower end without acknowledging the forces embedded within systems that significantly determine opportunities."
The Beauty and Need for Diversity
Would we want to assimilate all flowers into
one type of rose, one bird, one breed of dog?
Can you imagine life without exposure to world cultures and all that they bring?
We are enriched by diversity.
Our identity is important to maintain.
Now, how do we figure out appreciation for everybody’s right of space, homeland,
values and how to interact with each other
on a respectful basis? Not taking but sharing.
When the primary reason for immigration is
to support the Homeland that they left,
what is the obligation of the Host Homeland
for their citizen's best interests?
US WITH OTHER
BLACK ETHNIC GROUPS, OUR HISTORY AND ISSUES ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME
Systemic Racism Where You Live
1. When the local discount store markets and earns a fortune selling Black empowerment t-shirts, pictures and novelty decorations, yet they award literacy grants exclusively to white run nonprofits.
2. When respect for a new group's positions prompt their installation into decision making power and you do not monitor anti-Black bias, it hurts Black communities.
3. When you appreciate the work of Black run nonprofits, yet donate funds to white run nonprofits. Further insult is to start a similar nonprofit rather than support the Black run nonprofit because you believe that you can do it better.
4. When a white run company, nonprofit or school primarily serves the Black community and does no invest in training staff to understand and appreciate ADOS by teaching Black American History or providing Race Relations training
5. When don't see race means don't see history and heritage allowing you to feel justified in replacing ADOS with substitute ethnic Blacks.
Upcoming Event Coming:
Addi Banks Speaking Engagements
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Local and Online Workshops
Upcoming Event Coming:
Weekly Discussion Live on YouTube
Let's Talk Race Now Channel
One Blood Movement of Unity
Eye Opener Tuesdays 7pm YouTube
Where Addi Banks is the Educator
Understanding Race Relations In America Udemy 5 Lesson Course
From Here to Equality
Reparations for Black Americans In the
William A Darity &
A Kirsten Mullen
Growing Up With
Privilege In A Racially Divided America
Margaret A. Hagerman
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America By: Ira Katznelson
Waking Up White
And Finding Myself In The Story of Race
Breaking Brown Newsletter for more race relations in-the-news
edited by Yvette Carnell
What have you been told about ADOS?
Who do ADOS children
look to for inspiration?