I think it's time for Atheists to join STEM scientists and athletes in nonviolent protest of racial injustice and white supremacy.
Across the US, scientists have posted pictures to social media as part of the #ScientistsTakeAKnee campaign.
In pictures, videos and messages posted to social media on Tuesday (26.09.17), scientists in the United States joined an online debate highlighting racial injustice in the country.
Under the hashtag #ScientistsTakeAKnee, people or groups connected to the "STEM" fields of science, technology, engineering and math documented themselves as they dropped down to one knee in solidarity with African-Americans.
We too can should use social media to demonstrate that the hate speech coming from our government doesn't represent us. I'm not proud of our country right now.
Donald, to me your perspective exhibits racism. Not the mean-acts-by-an-individual type of racism, but the kind of racism which supports systemic oppression partly due to privilege blindness.
When you say, "The biggest threat against racial harmony right now is the organization "Black Lives Matter"(BLM)." my reaction is "Why can't Donald see organized white nationalism as a big threat to racial harmony?" I wonder if you've even read my discussions in Diversity for a Better Future, for example about how Russian trolls and bots promote racist division here, or the one about ‘‘invisible systems conferring unsought racial dominance.’’
ha ha ha ha ha
"Why can't Donald see organized white nationalism as a big threat to racial harmony?"
If you are talking about the KKK, and the Neo Nazis, and other similar groups, I do see that.
But it's the actions of groups like BLM that pushes people to groups like those. Both sides are giving ammunition to their opponent groups.
The very fact that I'm writing letters to people who I think can make a difference should show that I'm trying to improve relations.
Racist? ha ha ha ha
I honestly don't think your education is in the field of psychology.
Adios Atheist Nexus.
Donald I am just doing a quick browsing; I will go back and read your full letter. Just wanted to say, though, that the chance you would be called a racist was percent 1,000,000, it was just a matter of how quickly. I knew the forum wouldn't let me down! But it disappoints, doesn't it, that we really can't have difficult conversations without it descending, in nanoseconds, to the race card being played to try to shut you up.
Not being able to see what people of color are talking about does nothing to improve relations. It just doesn't work that way.
I agree, Ruth.
I respect Colin for his courageous stand.
Got angry at Mike Pence a couple of months ago and borrowing from his theme got this published in our national paper.
The Oath of office is to protect and defend the Constitution.
Not the flag, or some nonsense football team.