Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I AM A CULTURAL COMMENTATOR





If you are new to this this blog, you might find yourself confused as to my orientation which I understand is not the "norm". I comment on culture and life around me as I perceive it. I have endeavored through the last 14 years of intense spiritual practices and purification, to become more of a compassionate being. In doing so, I do not lose awareness of the darkness in my planetary brothers and sisters, I am always aware of the potential for violence, hate, cruelty, and malice in humanity. And I am aware of the sacred spark in all of us. From the criminal to the saint - all embodied beings have this sacred spark in them innately no matter what their deeds - even the criminally insane. If you want to read about New Orleans there are lots of blogs listed right after this posting and once you go to them you will find other blogs you may resonate with.

My experiences and perceptions of New Orleans are reflected in this blog. My observations of racism have been a predominant factor in many of the postings over the last year. I speak
to and about racism. Speaking as honestly as I can in any given moment, about racism, does not make me a racist.


Definitions of Racism on the Web:

  • Prejudice or discrimination based on an individual's race; can be expressed individually or through institutional policies or practices. ...
    www.hsp.org/default.aspx

  • or racialism is a form of discrimination based on race, especially the belief that one race is superior to another. ...
    encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/ra/Racism


  • The belief that one 'racial group' is inferior to another and the practices of the dominant group to maintain the inferior position of the dominated group. Often defined as a combination of power, prejudice and discrimination.

  • The doctrine that race is the basic determinant of human abilities and that, therefore, the various racial groups constitute a hierarchy in which one group is properly regarded as superior to others. Racism has also been defined using the following formula: Power+Prejudice=Racism. ...
    www.unk.edu/offices/aaeo/index.php

  • Racism is prejudice or discrimination based on the belief that race is the primary factor determining human traits and abilities. Racism includes the belief that genetic or inherited differences produce the inherent superiority or inferiority of one race over another. ...
    www.adl.org/children_holocaust/more_resources.asp

  • refers to beliefs, practices, and institutions that negatively discriminate against people based on their perceived or ascribed race. ...
    www.wacklepedia.com/r/ra/racism.html
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