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It is possible that, as Why Religion Matters, by Huston Smith argues, the next great accomplishments of humankind will be in getting along with each other. Certainly the Civil Rights movement and its aftermath have set the stage for transformational change. Now, after September 11, the New York Times reports that the "Hollywood Struggles to Create Villains for a New Climate has opted for restraint to avoid accusations of bias and the danger of offending audience sensibilities in an increasingly multiracial America". While mankind may have been more destructive in the past century than in any prior century, humankind also has risen to unprecedented acts of reconciliation. Events in the new Truth & Reconciliation Commission the apologies of the Mission Of Reconciliation are examples. RaceMatters.org has been created with the viewpoint that those who wish to engage the subject of Valuing Diversity are likely to be searching in any or all of 3 ways: ideas for action, good information and personal journey . We provide information and tools to help. Be sure to visit What's New.
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  Update from thataway.org, October 2007
October 16, 2007;Sandy Heierbacher;thataway.org;—; ; Update from, October 2007; by. THATAWAY....

The House That a Hope for Peace Built
December 2, 2006;Marek Fuchs;NYT;—, New York Times, Religion Journal,,....

2006 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
July 22, 2006;—Marketing Opportunities at the The 2006 NCDD conference will take place in San Francisco in just a couple of weeks, and it looks to be a phenomenal gathering of amazing people from all streams of dialogic and d...

Dismantling Racism in Our Town
August 13, 2005;—Approximately 50 people under the auspices of four churches in Boca Raton have now conducted two workshops (May 21 and ) on how we can work towards Dismantling Racism....

Joe Ehrmann
August 29, 2004;Jeffrey Marx;Parade Magazine;—He Turns Boys Into Men Published: Young faces usually filled with warmth and wonder are now taut with anticipation and purpose. Eyes are lasers. Hearts are pounding....

JAM & All
June 26, 2004;James D. Davis;SS;—, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, S. Florida interfaith group has plans for expansion,....

MicroLending
April 29, 2004;Celia W. Dugger;NYT;—Debate Stirs Over Tiny Loans for World's Poorest By CELIA W. DUGGER ORMA, Bangladesh — Nearly every woman in this village seems to have gotten tiny loans to invest in a miniature business....

Belle Glade Study Circle Intervention
November 25, 2003;—Hanging Death In BelleGlade Study circles to share ideas about race Belle Glade study circle picks actions to close racial gap...

The Dialogue to Action Initiative
May 8, 2003;—The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a Coalition of organizations and individuals who are committed to strengthening and uniting the growing dialogue and deliberation community....

Update from ASDC, October 1, 2001
October 1, 2001;—The Association for the Study and Development of Community thanks everyone who has shared their events, stories, resources, and other information with us....

Things Communities can do to Ease the Pain and Stop Continued Violence, ASDC
September 18, 2001;—This list is a compilation of events, activities, and information that are related to the recent attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the backlash against Arabs and other Muslims....

A Community Builders Tool Kit
—The "Community Builder's Tool Kit" is a result of Phase I of a study at Institute for Democratic Renewal, School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University....

Belle Glade study circle picks actions to close racial gap
November 25, 2003;Rochelle Brenner;PBP;—Tuesday, November 25, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Tuesday, BELLE GLADE -- Participating in study circles on race for six weeks was sometimes painfully honest....

Study circles to share ideas about race
September 28, 2003;Rochelle Brenner;PBP;—, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday, BELLE GLADE -- While the city for months has been rocked by racial discord that attracted international attention, plans to ease long-simmering tensions were put on hold....

Facing History and Ourselves
October 7, 2001;Ellen Goodman;—Moral lessons, 10/7/2001 IF YOU ARE looking for someone questioning the value of her work in the wake of Sept. 11, don't talk to Margot Stern Strom....

Intergroup Relations: Seven Promising Practices
NCCJ;—The following are excerpts from this report....

One America Dialogue Guide
—ONE AMERICA In The 21 st Century: The President's Initiative on Race   ONE AMERICA DIALOGUE GUIDE Conducting a Discussion on Race March 1998 THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON March 13, 1998    ...

Pathways to One America: Promising Practices for Racial Reconciliation
—Pathways to One America In The 21st Century: Promising Practices for Racial Reconciliation is a reference guide of race-based programs....

assets/t/adl.gif Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
—For more than 88 years, ADL has been combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds. Visit the ADL website....

Community Action Against Racism, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
—MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of Community Action Against Racism is to be an active, positive force to increase awareness of the presence of racism in our community and to take action to dismantle racism and i...

Columbia University Directory of Anti-Bias Education Resources and Services
November 14, 1996;—This directory of was created by Columbia University and last updated (on-line) on as determined by our downloading of this database on October 14, 2001....

Buy a New Car or Build a Village?
April 11, 2002;Brian Kennedy;NYT;—By BRIAN KENNEDY HEN Ramachandra Dhirendra sought $5,000 to refurbish the school bathrooms in Coimbatore, India, he turned to an unlikely source: an American online startup....


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  s Black History
March 6, 2008;Glenn Collins;NYT;—; New York Times; New Medium, Old Stories: A High-Tech Look at the City’; by. The teeming restaurant was called Downing’s Oyster House, and its 19th-century patrons were bankers, politicians and lawyers....

Britain's Slave Empire, as the Sun Set
February 18, 2007;Alan Riding;NYT;—; New York Times; ;. ON March 25, 1807, Britain ended its participation in the slave trade. The move hardly absolved the country of the sin of having shipped millions of Africans to the New World for sale as chattels....

Muslim Women Don't See Themselves As Oppressed
June 8, 2006;—, New York Times Muslim Women Don't See Themselves as Oppressed, Survey Finds By HELENA ANDREWS WASHINGTON, June 7 —...

Little People, Big World
March 24, 2006;Dan Kennedy;slate.com;—Will TLC's new reality show change our perception of dwarfs? Posted Friday,, at 2:40 PM ET Don't you know that it's rude to stare? The makers of TLC's reality series do, which is the key to its appeal....

A Modern-Day Abolitionist Battles Slavery Worldwide
February 4, 2006;Joel Brinkley;NYT;—A Modern-Day Abolitionist Battles Slavery Worldwide By JOEL BRINKLEY WASHINGTON YOU can find Ambassador John R....

No truth in race-related poverty
May 11, 2005;Walter E. Williams;—Ministers Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Washington, D.C.'s Mayor Anthony Williams and others recently met to discuss plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the October 1995 Million Man March....

A Chance To Study Hard, Long & Late
November 24, 2004;Samuel G. Freedman;NYT;—ON EDUCATION Giving Poor Children a Chance to Study Hard, Long and Late By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN ILMINGTON, Del....

Life Way After Head Start
November 21, 2004;David L. Kirp;NYT;—Life Way After Head Start By DAVID L. KIRP he power of education to level the playing field has long been an American article of faith....

Looking beyond free trade as a solution to helping the developing world
June 12, 2003;Jeff Madrick (Nyt) 1127 Words;NYT;—June 12, 2003, Thursday BUSINESS/FINANCIAL DESK Economic Scene; Looking beyond free trade as a solution to helping the developing world....

Finding the Right Government for Iraq
April 26, 2003;Marci Hamilton;—: U.S. History Shows That It May Take Time, Patience, Rethinking, and Amendment By MARCI HAMILTON Saturday, Apr. 26, 2003, reprinted from www.findlaw.com where Professor Hamilton writes a column every other Thursday....

Resources on Haitian Topics
November 20, 2002;—The following titles in the "Towards a More Perfect Union Resource Center" may be helpful in our present concern about Haitians....

2011: Sept. 11 Ten Years From Now
December 2, 2001;Niall Ferguson;NYT;—2011 By NIALL FERGUSON ake the long view. What will New York be like on Sept. 11, 2011? It's not difficult to imagine a rather wretched future....

The Other Americans, How Immigrants Renew Our Country, Our Economy, and Our Values
Joel Millman;Viking;—The United States is a nation of immigrants, but in recent years all too often it has been said that arrivals from other countries are undermining the nation....

Quest for the Lost Civilization
June 2, 2001;NYT;—I happened to catch a show on the Learning Channel called ""....

Muslim Against Muslim
August 13, 2006;Irshad Manji;NYT;—, New York Times,, by Vali Nasr, book review by (photo by Reuters, The Golden Mosque, a Shiite shrine in the town of Samarra, was bombed by insurgents in February....

Where Jobs Are
May 13, 2004;W. Michael Cox, Richard Alm and Nigel Holmes;NYT;—OP-CHART Where the Jobs Are By W. MICHAEL COX, RICHARD ALM and NIGEL HOLMES ob jitters are vexing America....

Philanthropy Her Own Way
May 8, 2003;Karen W. Arenson;NYT;—By KAREN W. ARENSON he does not have the name recognition of a Brooke Astor or a Sanford I. Weill. But Sheila C. Johnson has been making a philanthropic mark in the elite horse country of Virginia, where she lives;...

Unpacking Harlem History
May 8, 2003;Peter Hellman;NYT;—By PETER HELLMAN HEN the movers arrived at her house in Alexandria, Va., in February, A'Lelia Bundles says she begged them to be "extra, extra careful" with the tall Queen Anne-style desk in the foyer....

Diversity is not optional, by Donna Shalala
October 23, 2001;Donna Shalala;SS;—Diversity is not optional By Donna E....

The Importance of Diversity to High-Technology Growth
May 31, 2001;—An analysis comparing measures of tolerance, diversity, and high-technology success in 50 metropolitan areas found: "People in technology businesses are drawn to places known for diversity of thought and o...

Trafficking In Women and Children
August 9, 2004;Nimfa Cuesta Vilches;—TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN By: Judge A girl child in the Philippines is discriminated upon early in life due to culture-based and family reinforced gender biases....

"Taking Liberties": The Rights Stuff
May 11, 2003;Eugene R. Fidell;NYT;—'Taking Liberties': The Rights Stuff By EUGENE R. FIDELL ost autobiographers probably hope they'll end up being loved....

Children's Defense Fund, by Mark Satin
April 1, 2000;—The Children's Defense Fund is emerging as a very important entity in the new millenium. Here are Mark Satin's comments published in his newsletter The Radical Middle....

The State of America's Children, 2001 Edition, The Children's Defense Fund
—The 2001 Edition of The Children's Defense Fund's report "The State of America's Children" was recently released (April 15, 2001, 144 pages plus 32 page foreword). Single copies are available for $15.95 plus $5....

Lost Children Of Wilder
March 29, 2001;NYT;—BOOKS OF THE TIMES 'The Lost Children of Wilder': A Sad Cycle of Bounces in Foster Care By PATRICIA J. WILLIAMS Suzanne DeChillo/Pantheon Books THE LOST CHILDREN OF WILDER The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care....

We Have Been Here Before, by George Will
June 11, 2001;George Will;Newsweek;—June 11 issue of —  ...

South Africans Pay Respects to Hero Sisulu
May 17, 2003;The Associated Press;NYT;—South Africans Pay Respects to Hero Sisulu By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 6:42 a.m....

Walter Sisulu
May 10, 2003;Stebbins Jefferson;PBP;—Saturday, May 10 Second to Mandela? Hardly that, Palm Beach Post Columnist Next Saturday, South Africa will hold its first state funeral since the end of white rule. The gentleman being honored is....

Boycott, a film on the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56
January 8, 2002;—HBO has produced a film named Boycott which tells the story of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr. King after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus....

Muslim Roots of Resentment
November 8, 2001;Virginia Postrel;NYT;—November 8, 2001 ECONOMIC SCENE The Decline of the Muslim Middle East, and the Roots of Resentment By VIRGINIA POSTREL ntil the late Middle Ages, the Muslim Middle East was at least as economically developed as Europe....

Small Loans Help Millions of World's Poorest, Coalition Says
October 8, 2001;Ginger Thompson;NYT;—October 8, 2001 Small Loans Help Millions of World's Poorest, Coalition Says By GINGER THOMPSON EXICO CITY, Oct. 7 — An international coalition of microlending agencies —...

Ramsey Clark Interview
August 31, 2001;Derrick Jensen;—an interview by DERRICK JENSEN When I picture a high-ranking government official, I think of someone who is corrupt. I think of a corporate shill. I think of someone who is not a friend to the people of this country....

The Poor Man's Capitalist: Hernando de Soto
July 1, 2001;Matthew Miller;NYT;—By MATTHEW MILLER Michael Edwards for The New York Times The Mystery of Capital Read the Review First Chapter t's Monday night in Haiti, and Hernando de Soto is talking about the barking dogs again. They're everywhere....

Perry Preschool Project
—Significant Benefits: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project             This study—...

Taking America's Pulse, research from NCCJ, by Dr. Tom W. Smith
—"Taking America's Pulse II", a national survey funded by Bank of America, is a revealing report on attitudes Americans have about each other....

DOJ Targets Hate Crimes or Racial Scapegoating for Asian-Americans
—NAPALC NEWS WIRE, October 4, 2001 Federal Government Resources for Asian Pacific Americans Targeted for Hate Crimes or Racial Scapegoating The following information is also posted on the website of the National Asian...

The Enduring Legacy of the South's Civil War Victory
August 26, 2001;NYT;—August 26, 2001 FREE AT LAST The Enduring Legacy of the South's Civil War Victory By David Brion David Illinois State Historical Library His name was Gordon....

Devah Pager
March 20, 2004;Brooke Kroeger;NYT;—When a Dissertation Makes a Difference By BROOKE KROEGER or, a young sociologist from Honolulu, "kulia i ka nu'u" — "to strive for the summit" —...

Ruth J Simmons
March 13, 2004;Pam Belluck;NYT;—Brown U. to Examine Debt to Slave Trade By PAM BELLUCK ROVIDENCE, R.I., - When Ruth J. Simmons became the president of Brown University nearly three years ago, one striking fact could not be overlooked....

Trail Honors Black Author
March 13, 2004;Jason Geary;SS;—Trail honors black author Fort Pierce Tribune Fort Pierce: Before dying broke in a nursing home, Zora Neale Hurston led a rich life. She spent her final four years in Fort Pierce....

Polarized Readers
March 13, 2004;Emily Eakin;NYT;—Study Finds a Nation of Polarized Readers By EMILY EAKIN ush at War" and "Sleeping With the Devil" are just two of the political books that have dominated the best-seller list of The New York Times in recent months....

The Great Indian Dream
March 11, 2004;Thomas L. Friedman;NYT;—By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN ANGALORE, India Nine years ago, as Japan was beating America's brains out in the auto industry, I wrote a column about playing a computer geography game with my daughter, then 9 years old....

Peter, Paul, Mary and God
February 28, 2004;Nicholas D. Kristof;NYT;—OP-ED COLUMNIST Peter, Paul, Mary... and God By NICHOLAS D....

Globalization and Greater Good
February 22, 2004;—BOOK VALUE Of Globalization and the Greater Good By WILLIAM J. HOLSTEIN AVED ABIDI traveled to the United States from India as a teenager in the late 1970's for treatment of his spinal cord....

Black history is helpful history
February 21, 2004;Stebbins Jefferson;PBP;—Turning away from past won't help the future. By Stebbins Jefferson, Palm Beach Post Columnist Saturday, February 21, 2004 We are approaching the end of another Black History Month....

Total Poverty Awareness
February 21, 2004;David K. Shipler;NYT;—OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR By DAVID K. SHIPLER HEVY CHASE, Md. — Thanks to the focus by John Edwards on the "two Americas," the working poor have become a topic in the Democratic presidential race....

A bridge to Gullah culture
January 31, 2004;Margo Harakas;SS;—Staff Writer Marquetta L. Goodwine moves easily between two worlds. College-educated, she was raised in the relatively isolated setting of St....

Abyssinian Development Corporation
June 8, 2003;—Seventh Avenue Travels to Harlem by Seth Kugel, New York Times, 6/8/03 When Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg attends an event, he is accustomed to being the center of attention....

The Two Towns Of Jasper
January 22, 2003;—On June 7, 1998, the most vicious racially motivated murder since the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till occurred in Jasper, Texas....

MalcolmX Papers To Schomburg
January 8, 2003;Emily Eakin;NYT;—Malcolm X Trove to Schomburg Center By EMILY EAKIN rare cache of letters, speeches, photographs and j...

Army still not fluent in logic
November 23, 2002;Stebbins Jefferson;PBP;—, Palm Beach Post Columnist Saturday, Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. Don't shoot yourself in the foot. Don't swallow a horse and choke on a flea....

Bernard Lewis Asks 'What Went Wrong?' Between Islam and the West
January 27, 2002;Paul Kennedy;NYT;—Bernard Lewis Asks 'What Went Wrong?' Between Islam and the West By PAUL KENNEDY n early 1979 the authoritarian and m...

Analyzing the Cultural Collision That Gave Rise to Sept. 11
January 25, 2002;Serge Schmemann;NYT;—Analyzing the Cultural Collision That Gave Rise to Sept. 11 By SERGE SCHMEMANN ne of the first and most troubling questions to arise after Sept....

Many Heavens, Many Ways to Get There
January 5, 2002;Michael Kimmelman;NYT;—January 5, 2002 By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN N a new book, "The Quest for Paradise: Visions of Heaven and Eternity in the World's Myths and Religions," John Ashton, the Bible scholar, and T...

Races as the Same Machine in Different Colors
January 1, 2002;Linda Villarosa;NYT;—Races as the Same Machine in Different Colors By LINDA VILLAROSA espite the American obsession with race, growing numbers of experts believe that it is a meaningless concept, at least as far as medicine goes. Dr. J....

Kwanzaa - The First Fruit Celebration
December 26, 2001;PBP;—Seven principles of unity Palm Beach Post Staff Reports Wednesday, Kwanzaa: A week to celebrate African culture Kwanzaa, a celebration of African culture, begins today and continues through Jan. 1....


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  The End of Integration
July 6, 2007;David Brooks;NYT;—, New York Times,, by. Nothing is sadder than the waning dream of integration....

Reconciling Judaism, Islam & Christianity
October 8, 2005;Peter Steinfels;NYT;—A Rabbi's Journey From Pain of Holocaust to Reaching Out to Other Faiths For Jews, this is a period of personal introspection more than theological probing....

The Garbage Man: Why I Collect Racist Objects
January 31, 2005;David Pilgrim;—by, Curator, Jim Crow Museum As for me, I raced around the dumpsters collecting discarded "White" and "Colored" signs, thinking they would be some interest to posterity in a Museum of Horrors....

Constructive Religion: Freedom, Faithfulness and Examina
November 9, 2003;Carl House;—William Gralnick's editorial "Messianic, But Not Judaism" in the Palm Beach Post of 10/24/03 together with a recent personal experience makes me want to speak up. The essence of Jesus is "Shalom"....

Joseph Hough
October 24, 2003;—MOYERS: What you just saw in Jefferson, Wisconsin, is part of a bigger story, a story of class war waged by owners, managers, and investors who are running away with the spoils of victory....

Looking for Hope in an Apartheid Monster's Eyes
May 10, 2003;Rachel L. Swarns;NYT;—Looking for Hope in an Apartheid Monster's Eyes By RACHEL L. SWARNS he black woman saw him whenever she thumbed through her newspapers or switched on the television: the tall white man with thick glasses....

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—Lee Mun Wah's three films, Stolen Ground, The, and Walking Each Other Home - The II are about racism as it impacts men's lives today....

assets/t/WEBDuBois.gif A Challenge to White Supremacy, 100 Years Later
April 15, 2003;Felicia R. Lee;NYT;—A Challenge to White Supremacy, 100 Years Later By FELICIA R....

The Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B.DuBois;—Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader;...

Search for America's Heart, by Peter Edelman, NYT review
April 29, 2001;NYT;—SEARCHING FOR AMERICA'S HEART RFK and the Renewal of Hope. By Peter Edelman. 262 pp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. $26....

Free At Last - Christian Racial Reconciliation
—Racial Reconciliation is a sermon preached by Gordon Cosby at The Church of The Saviour on Sunday, October 22, 1995. Free At Last is the personal witness of Merdine T....

Marian Wright Edelman
—, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional career....

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—Address: The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond 1444 N....

Slavery and Race
April 30, 2004;Gearld A Foster;Policy and Ethics Journal;—American Slavery - The Complete Story Gerald A. Foster, Ph....

The Parable of the Starfish
—One morning an elderly man was walking on a nearly deserted beach. He came upon a boy surrounded by thousands and thousands of starfish....

Bill and Sam
June 30, 2002;Mark Howard;Florida Trend;—Not so many years ago, in a small town in North Carolina, a man named Bill Poole, who was one of my mother's cousins, and a man named Sam Thomas became friends....


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