After George Floyd’s murder, that’s when there seemed to be a wave across the country were many folks who had blind spots said, "I see." They finally saw.Barb Roose
- “Everyone is equal” is often misused in a way that minimizes or even rejects the realities of widespread inequality.
- Actions that do not align with beliefs are evidence of blind spots in our perspectives.
- Although every human being is of infinite and equal value, not every human being has equal opportunity in this world.
- African American men in the United States receive harsher sentences than white men convicted of the same crime.
- We tend to interpret reality through the lens of our own experiences, and we believe our own interpretation is more accurate than others’ interpretations.
- Blind spots don’t make us bad, but they do make us blind.
- Changing our mind is so difficult because it requires the humility to acknowledge we were wrong.
- The belief that there is not nearly enough to go around is detrimental to a lifestyle devoted to the pursuit of equality.
- Anger and fear shape our worldview so much more than we would like to admit.
- Commitment to equality is only as strong as the choices that back it up.
- Awareness of inequality may begin with a feeling of guilt, but it should not end there.
- We cannot be blind once we begin to look around.
- The belief that everyone is equal naturally cultivates the desire to level the playing field.
- The pie always expands to the size of our generosity.
- Approach every day with the belief that there are a variety of blind spots in your vision.
- Familiarize yourself with the indisputable statistics about educational and economic inequity in the United States.
- Consider the question, “What is keeping me from becoming more engaged in the fight for justice and equality?”
Black Lives Matter
This is a significant and tragic moment in history. Will we be silent? Or will we speak up? DMB Coaching hit pause on posting any new podcast episodes since the horrific death of George Floyd. However, Dr. Michael Brown is now ready to speak. In this passionate, provocative, and tearful conversation with Sammy Adebiyi, these two close friends talk openly about systemic racism, social injustice, economic disparity, and a wide variety of related topics in an honest and hopeful dialogue.
Fight For Justice
There is a battle being fought, day in and day out – one that won’t end until racial equality is realized. This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Martha Chandran-Dickerson, who reminds us that we are all global citizens and we all have a role in the fight for justice.
Check Your Privilege
When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was offered pastoral positions in two states – one in Michigan and one in Alabama – he chose the latter. He leveraged the benefits of his northern education and traded comfort for the Jim Crow South. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert honor Dr. King’s legacy by exploring our responses to unequal opportunity.