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This discussion of "journey" is offered in the context of a general viewpoint.
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.
in the new
Truth & Reconciliation Commission
the apologies of the
Mission Of Reconciliation
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 .
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The "journey" is the path you take internally
to examine how prejudice and discrimination work,
how they help or hurt you and others,
how they might be at work in you despite your good intent.
The following is a growing list of resources that might be relevant to your "journey".
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We'll appreciate your suggestions for more to add to this list,
either from material already in RaceMatters.org, or new material.
- 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....)
- Slavery and Race (April 30, 2004;Gearld A Foster;Policy and Ethics Journal;American Slavery - The Complete Story Gerald A. Foster, Ph....)
- 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....)
- 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....)
- 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....)
- 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....)
- 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;...)
- 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....)
- 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....)
- Color of Fear (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....)
- People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (Address: The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond 1444 N....)