How ideologues do "justice":

Pres. Bush: "You're either with us or against us"

Rep. @AyannaPressley: "We don’t need any more brown faces that don't want to be a brown voice, black faces that ... don't want to be a black voice" (https://bit.ly/2OikEep)

Justice or "just us"?

“Some will allege that I just want to let white people off the hook. This ego-gratifying suspicion denies an inconvenient truth — that caving to the primal brain is not a whites-only privilege.”...

By @IrshadManji, who knows a lot about Muslim fragility.
https://heterodoxacademy.org/viewpoint-diversity-white-fragility-honest-diversity/

If you missed this conversation with @IrshadManji, you can still see it in the video below. There are some real gems packed in this 60 minute convo around how to talk about huge, difficult issues like... racism with grace and how to ask better questions:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/moral-courage-irshad-manji-hxa

2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

I know it’s uncool & even uncouth to take pride in any Western democracy these days. Sorry not sorry.

I’m deeply grateful that my refugee family landed in Canada, the country that Martin Luther King Jr. described as “heaven.” Apparently, he was not alone.👇🏽

I’m equally thankful to Canada’s Indigenous people for sharing their space with all of us — refugee and not.

Happy Canada Day, everybody. (You, too, Americans!)
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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

What does a truly inclusive activist sound like? Listen to Mississippi’s Genesis Be.

For years, Genesis has been a leading voice in the fight to drop the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi’s own flag.

Well, she and her fellow activists just won: Hours ago, Mississippi lawmakers voted to change the flag.

During her fight, Genesis sat down to hear from Louis, a descendent of Confederate soldiers, who wanted to keep the flag as is. The Moral Courage Project was there. Watch our 4-minute video about the power of engaging your “Other.”

BTW, Genesis has a personal motto: “People, not things.” That means she treats all people as multi-faceted individuals, not as static labels. Otherwise known as respect.
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2 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

Tell the world, loudly and clearly, that you can be against racism and against cancel culture at the same time. There’s no contradiction here. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Irshad Manji

I’m working for the day when each of us — white, black, brown, whatever — will articulate one way in which we’re privileged *before* telling anybody else to own their privilege. Going first makes us role-models rather than finger-waggers.

The activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992) set an example. She was black and lesbian. Despite these seeming disadvantages, she said that professing her privilege was “the first step” to sharing her gifts with the wider world.

“I have been blessed to believe passionately, to love deeply, and to be able to work out of those beliefs and loves,” Ms. Lorde wrote. “I have a responsibility to put that privilege and that life to use.”

She did. Now it’s our turn.
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Covid taught me a lesson
Covid taught me a lesson

posted on: April 24, 2020

I teach courage for a living. Over the course of  20 years, I’ve researched, studied, written, filmed, and spoken about the skills needed to exercise “moral courage,” which means doing the right thing in the face of fear. For all...Continue reading ...

Divorcing courageously
Divorcing courageously

posted on: January 14, 2020

Without a doubt, it was the wrong thing to do. And I knew it. I did it anyway. “You think you can bulldoze anybody,” I sneered at her. “Nobody calls you out on your behavior, so you feel entitled to...Continue reading ...

Constructive Conflict
Constructive Conflict

posted on: February 15, 2019

Increasingly, I’m speaking at colleges and universities about the hottest topic going: how to achieve diversity and inclusion. Most educators see diversity as a matrix of skin colors, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations. But diversity is also about airing...Continue reading ...

Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster
Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster

posted on: February 10, 2019

As I prepare to embark on my next book tour, my mind returns to a previous tour and the wonderful friends I made on it. One of them: Elie Wiesel. To the public, he was the Nobel prize-winning author, human...Continue reading ...

"You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument"

“To those people it is my privilege to say, I am proof...

The dream version of the Old South never existed."
... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/opinion/confederate-monuments-racism.html?smid=tw-share

Tonight, @GenesisBe and her fellow activists won their fight to drop the #Confederate battle emblem from the #MississippiFlag. Along the way, she sat down with a defender of the Confederate flag. ... @MoralCourage filmed them. Watch as a heart gets changed. https://youtu.be/DGrQMK_cvJQ

#CheckItOut #NOW on #HeyXorje @XorjeO chats with #author #SocialSeamstress & #founder of @MoralCourage College @IrshadManji about her latest edition of #DontLabelMe from @StMartinsPress available ... wherever books are sold.
👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
http://heyxorje.com/irshad-manji/

These nurses are heading straight to protests after their shifts to support injured #BlackLivesMatter protesters ... https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/nurses-treat-injured-black-lives-matter-protesters

1 month ago

Moral Courage
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2 months ago

Moral Courage

We're excited to share this amazing new music video from our friend Genesis Be, encouraging us to practice moral courage by refusing to give in to the cynicism in our own egos! ... See MoreSee Less

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