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“There is a big difference between racism & prejudice…”

“There is a big difference between racism & prejudice…” ~ Annette Gray (11/25/2014)

Annette, this is an important statement. While I don’t think it’s possible to be racist without being prejudiced, it is entirely possible to be prejudiced without consciously being, or meaning to be, racist.

For many people, prejudice is something subconsciously visceral; it’s possible to feel a prejudice for a moment before your higher faculties come into play and over-rule it.

Prejudice is not just about race. It can be related to politics, nationalism, music, or almost anything else. This is not to say that prejudice can be less injurious than racism, but I think that true racism is more about conscious intent, making ‘true’ racism closer to evil.

As I see it, part of the function of racial integration in our communities, schools and places of business is to acclimate all of us — but especially our youngsters — to world with many different kinds of people who look, sound, believe, dress and perhaps even smell different, and not seeing or feeling anything remarkable about that. This is a multi-generational endeavor, and the only path to success will require multi-generational effort.

#ThinkwingRadio: August 20, 2014, 10-11PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: Egberto Willies & Eric Johnson. TOPIC(s): A JUDGMENT-FREE ZONE FOR A DISCUSSION OF RACE RELATIONS. WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-08-20_2200 RACE AND CULTURE, EGBERTO WILLIES & ERIC JOHNSON

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NOTE AFTER THE SHOW: Thanks so much to Egberto and Eric and the callers who were willing to participate and take advantage of the show’s “Safe Zone”, and share honesty and candor, and allow us to have a true dialogue. This show meant a lot to me. ~ Mike

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TONIGHT’S SHOW: Race is a difficult, and even risky, topic for public discussion. Sometimes, one moment of naïve candor or an unfortunate turn of phrase can raise a firestorm of protest and criticism.

I am hoping that tonight’s show can be a “Judgment-Free Zone” in order to encourage a real and useful discussion of the challenges we ALL face when it comes to race relations.

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  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

GUEST(S):  Egberto Willies & Eric Johnson

TOPIC(s): RACE RELATIONS: WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG

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