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Why Genocide

Why I said Genocide & How we move forward together. Dear friends, I deeply appreciate the comments I have received from my last blog post, those of you who felt affirmed and particularly those of you who questioned my use of the term genocide. To engage in a semantic debate on the use of the […]

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Stop The Genocide!

There is a genocide occurring of innocent people in Gaza, not to mention in many parts of the world. Have you noticed? Can you feel it? Then what?  What’s happening in Gaza is horrific and, sadly, not new nor is it uncommon to see greed, hatred, and delusion manifest at a raw and vile extreme

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Beyond Black History Month: Navigating the Complexities of Racial Awareness

In a society grappling with fever-pitch social violence, political hostility, and systemic threats to equality, it’s not uncommon for individuals to harbor mixed feelings about Black History Month. The discomfort arises from a sense of hypocrisy – a dissonance between the month-long celebration and the pervasive issues that persist before and beyond February.  While the

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The Contagion of Kindness

On a two-week visit to Italy, my wife and I spent a day on Piazza San Marco, often referred to as St. Mark’s Square in Venice. We had just missed the boat to our hotel, and we had 45 minutes before the next one. So we backtracked to an outside café on the Square that

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Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations: Looking In Before Acting Out

When engaged in discussions that expose vulnerability and challenge our beliefs, the concept of “presence” becomes invaluable. Being present means immersing ourselves fully in the moment, without judgment or preconceived notions. It’s about active listening, not just with our ears but with our hearts and minds. Cultivating presence in the face of our own racial

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Exploring the Significance of Race in Leadership

The Relevance of Racial Concerns Matters of race are not confined to a specific group; they resonate with everyone because they touch upon fundamental aspects of our society, culture, and personal values. Engaging with these issues is essential for creating a more aware world where everyone’s dignity and rights are respected. The Crucial Role of

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Enhancing Focus: Weaving racial intention into the fabric of mindfulness meditation

“Meditation helps us discover that our thoughts and feelings are not permanent states; rather, they are crucial experiences to attend to. The relief of racial distress can begin with working respectfully with our minds.” Imagine that as you prepare to meditate, you set an intention to be more curious about your racial habits of mind.

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Kindness is the Water of Humanity

ADAPTED EXCERPT – Mindful of Race, Ruth King, Chapter 8: Kindness Practice Chapter 8, Kindness Practice – p93-94. Excerpted from Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King. Copyright © 2018 by Ruth King. Kindness is the water of humanity. without water, we harden. Kindness is an attitude, an aspiration, and

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Uniting for Racial Healing: Mindful Of Race Institute™ and IMCW Collaborate for a Better Future

We are excited to share a significant milestone in our collective journey toward racial healing and justice. The Mindful Of Race Institute™ is partnering with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) to expand the reach of our transformative teachings. Together, we are excited in our effort to pave a path for long-term sustainability of

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