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Piketty: Moving away from three-tier democracy

Thomas Piketty Professor at EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) and the Paris School of Economics According to the French economist, rebuilding a left-right divide centred on questions of redistribution and social inequality is the central issue of France’s legislative elections. Moving away from three-tier democracy Published on June 11, 2022 atContinue reading “Piketty: Moving away from three-tier democracy”

The Vyrus

2020 Vyrus Vyrus, binding tight,To our tissue day and night;What immortal hand or eye,Could frame thy fearful symmetry? And what bellows, & what wants,Could twist thine host’s primed response?A gentle furnace, why requireSuch sight unkind, a storm of fire? Whence thy bloom, pressed to selectA deathless force to infect?What dread hand? & Who to blame?AsContinue reading “The Vyrus”

Denazify signals anti-Semitism

Jason Stanley, Yale philosophy professor, author of How Propaganda Works and How Fascism Works, unpacks “deNazification”. JS interviewed by Brooke Gladstone in the final segment of an On the Media podcast – excerpt of transcript below.https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/antisemitism-behind-putins-denazification-on-the-media      4 March 2022 Brooke G  37:29This is on the media. I’m Brooke Gladstone. When Putin declared war on UkraineContinue reading “Denazify signals anti-Semitism”

Reflections on Implicit Bias Training

October 2, 2021 In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the widespread BLM protests, the leadership of my Christian congregation considered various programs that would both boost the awareness of the persistent systemic racism throughout the United States, and ideally, motivate members to engage locally in activities that address social injustices, especiallyContinue reading “Reflections on Implicit Bias Training”

Annex 1: Canvas method and validity

Rationale for canvassing: Admission: I was not a faithful student with suggested homework, for example, journaling. So, it would not be in good faith to claim that my views are representative of other participants.             Several people attended some early sessions and then dropped, for reasons unknown to me. Spectrum of conjectured reasons: From aContinue reading “Annex 1: Canvas method and validity”

Annex 2. Racial Literacy

Until recently, racial literacy was the core of IBT; racial healing is more recent.FW Twine, A White Side of Black Britain 2010:  Racial literacy includes: 1. recognition of racism as a contemporary rather than historical problem, 2. consideration of the ways in which race and racism are influenced by other factors such as class, gender,Continue reading “Annex 2. Racial Literacy”

Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources

When and in what contexts does an increase in the personal awareness of systemic racism matter?     Suggested texts: – IX Kendi 2006 Stamped From the Beginning, a history of racist policies and crimes from Aristotle to today. A key message: Racist policies precede development and rationalization of racist ideologies. – Eric Foner   1988:  ReconstructionContinue reading “Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources”

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