Human Bias – Removing It?

Well, well.  As a well-traveled black male, I’ve know the US environment, no the global environment, to have prejudice and bias.  Not life threating hatred, but some.   I believe, all humans utilize biases–The human brain works quite efficiently with biases (a topic worthy of a blog post by itself).

My key learning from the article is that sufficient racial integration has not occurred such that a broad base of Americans, see, Americans with racial differences as one of them.  If the article would have reported on the racial prejudice of Black people, I suspect there would be no progress.  My life experience certainly echoes the percentages quoted in the article.

As I reflect on the article, I remember the discussion Barack Obama made after the wide display of the Rev. Wright sermons.  One telling point he made, “America has not integrated its churches.”  Maybe that is the true evidence of integration, religious worship.  The American society has focused integration efforts on schools, employment, housing and with the Affordable Care Act, health care.  Maybe, just maybe, its time to effectively integrate religious worship.  Now, that is a challenge.

AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks – Yahoo! News.

Notre Dame, other groups file new lawsuits against contraception rule

Quite the contentious issue.  And one worthy I think of the discussion.  The key point, well stated I might add by Rev John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president ,

If one presidential administration can override our religious purpose and use religious organizations to advance policies that undercut our values, then surely another administration will do the same for another very different set of policies, each time invoking some concept of popular will or the public good, with the result these religious organizations become mere tools for the exercise of government power, morally subservient to the state, and not free from its infringements.

But there is one problem I see Continue reading “Notre Dame, other groups file new lawsuits against contraception rule”

Supreme Court Initiates a New Era

During the Back to the Future trilogy, Doc Brown mastered the space time continuum’s subtleties—illustrating well how one event sets in motion a chain of events. What if we could recognize these events as they occur. Psychics claim this power—seeing the future. But we consider them shady. Today, I claim the power. I hope I am not shady. The Supreme Court’s Parents v Seattle decision is a historical marker of United States’ race relations. As I see, things, the next generation faces a period where the goal is “Increase Individual Competition.”

Some look at the country’s time line and see segregation’s return. Man! Do I hope they are wrong. Continue reading “Supreme Court Initiates a New Era”