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Entries Tagged as 'Diversity'

What Kind of Idiot Would Publicly Burn a Koran on 9/11?

September 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Diversity, Peace and War, propaganda, Social and Economic Justice

  • Christ’s message was one of tolerance of differences, acceptance of diversity. Consider as one among many examples the story of the Good Samaritan. Samaritans were a despised ethnic group in Christ’s day, as this post on Bible.org makes clear.
  • What makes the US different from (and better than) totalitarian governments with official state religion is that we were founded on the bedrock principles of justice and equality, even for those who are different from us. While it’s true that as a country, we certainly haven’t always lived up to these principles, they are part of our founding heritage and part of why I am proud to be an American. Bigotry is anti-American, and this is an act of bigotry.
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    Slicing the Green Pie: How to Segment in the Green Market

    September 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, Energy & Sustainability, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies

    Would you use the same marketing strategy to sell a Lexus and a Smart car? I certainly hope not! Market segmentation, and then marketing differently to those different segments, is a pillar of marketing strategy and has been for more than 100 years. And in our technological era, it’s so easy to do, you’d be a fool to try any kind of one-size-fits-all marketing.

    This is equally true in any sector of the Green market.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr., Glenn Beck, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” #blogboost

    August 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · censorship, Democracy, Diversity, Peace and War, propaganda, Protests and Crackdowns, Shel's Personal Life

    I think Beck and Palin are despicable. I also think they have every right to hold their gathering of the lunatic fringe. And I’m aware that I’ve taken plenty of stands over my career for which others would paint me as “lunatic fringe.” Some of them are now mainstream, such as aiming for zero waste, repurposing rooftop space into food and energy collectors, and getting the heck off fossil and nuclear power sources—but they sure weren’t 30 or 40 years ago. I would not have granted then, and don’t grant now, the right of others to tell me how to think, and I don’t claim that same privilege against others whom I disagree with. The right to try to convince them, certainly—but NEVER to dictate what is or is not acceptable thought.

    I remember holding a lone protest in front of the local courthouse when the U.S. bombed Lybia. The first day, I got a lot of middle fingers and angry shouts.

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    Government Thugs…Or Right-Wing Crazies

    August 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · censorship, Diversity, Ethics in Government, General Commentary, Politics, propaganda

    The ruling that e-readers are out of compliance with ADA is the typical heavy-handed over-response of large government entities. No malfeasance, just bureaucratic inability to see past a one-size-fits-all solution.

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    Temporarily Able-Bodied (BloggersUnite: Empowering People With Disabilities)

    July 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, Social and Economic Justice


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    One Small Victory Against Ulgtraright Hatemongering

    July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Diversity, Ethics in Government, language, Media Ethics, Politics, propaganda


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    A Chance to Confront Racism

    July 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments · Diversity, language, People Helping People, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice, Transparency vs. Secrecy

    “I’ve been beating myself up for not challenging your racism when you expressed it. So today, I’m going to stop beating myself up and tell you that I didn’t appreciate your put downs of those who look different from you, and I’ll not have you cut my hair again.” Then stand still and listen for dialogue. It may be quite vitriolic, but you may be able to go deeper. And you owe him that much.

    You do this, not for his soul, but for yours. But there may be a side benefit of reaching his, too (maybe not right away).

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    Rightist Jewish Thugs Attack Tikkun Founder’s House

    May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · censorship, Diversity, Ethics: General, Social and Economic Justice


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    Why I Read People I Disagree With

    April 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Diversity, General Commentary, language, Shel's Personal Life, Web 2.0/Social Media

    Ryan, while you and I are poles apart politically (I think Obama has sold out to the conservatives), and while I do consider myself a person of faith, I don’t happen to be a Christian, or particularly religious. But for me, those are not reasons to unsub. You always keep a civil tone, and I think core disagreements force me to rethink my positions, justify them to myself, and sometimes find them wanting and shift.

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    Hospital Visitation Directive: Finally, a Reason to Thank Obama

    April 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Diversity, Politics, Social and Economic Justice


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