And other times the war is inside us, and we sustain the damage. I have a warrior's heart that will wage war for justice and peace. Isn't it interesting that we fight for peace at all? Justice may require a battle, but maybe peace only requires our presence. #nightthoughts#quotestagram
Summer 2018 book #9 . Highly recommend. All white people should read this book. It opened my eyes to social justice in a much more personal way. I don’t think I am racist or biased but this book certainly made me look at my white privilege in a new way. I don’t mean that in a negative way at ALL. It made me sad when I realized the way life is for me vs the way life is for others. Ignoring it or pretending it doesn’t exist isn’t going to change anything. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” - Martin Luther King Jr. #mlkquotes#summer2018#summerreads#socialjustice#socialjusticewarrior#picoult#picoultfan
I feel it’s fair and important to report both sides of this unfortunate situation.
Deadline published a new apology from the filmmaker, which can be read in its entirety below:
“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.
Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”
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When I was a young girl, a neighbor of ours was worried about the school her daughter was being sent to, since it had a high crime incidence and violence rates. To refer to this she often called it a "black-prominent school", whenever talking with close friends. She didn't dare to say it openly since she knew that was racist and she was conscious of how wrong that was, but there is something about all this that brings my attention: That hidden racism, that "complicity", means that people still hold that belief. That implicit belief that they know it's wrong and proven wrong everywhere yet still believe in. They know being black shouldn't be associated with crime, but they can't completely destroy that association in their inner minds. And they often fight hard.
This is the craddle of discrimination, of ignorance, and this is fostered in the earliest years. Let's fight for a better future. Let's fight to not foster any sort of "hidden", implicit discrimination or hierarchy of any kind in the very young.
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