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oops got cut-sorry... The last sentence is.."A group can not claim diversity when the refuse to even acknowledge the diversity within their own commonality." I hope this made sense.(getting kids ready for school as I write) Thanks for posting on this topic. It is nice to have a place to discuss such things respectfully-in a calm environment.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Closing a Community at The Standard Review
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Thanks..As long as things are not directed at my kids I'm good. I very much agree with you. We are stuck. The big question is-how do we change it? It is a vicious cycle-and accomplishes very little in the long run. I understand how empowering it can be to be part of a group, a movement-an effort to change things. The problem is-as that group grows,it would appear that the idea, the core-the foundation behind the formation of that group is lost. One can not ask for acceptance-and not be accepting. A group can not claim diversity-when they refuse to even acknowledge the diversity within their own
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Closing a Community at The Standard Review
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"The problem with disenfranchisement isn't solved by more or better franchises or making sure everyone fits into one, and it certainly isn't the way to promote diversity. Absolutely!Well said. It seems that "diversity" is wonderful as long as you aren't really diverse. Or you are "diverse" according the the guidelines of the group. I certainly learned that this past week. I am hesitant to say much about it having been accused of "privilege" because I am not considered a part of the team. These rings of rhetoric are confusing and serve no purpose.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2011 on Closing a Community at The Standard Review
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I find myself increasingly perplexed by this lately. I am neither an "Us" or a "Them" but I find myself being placed in one of those positions, depending on whoever is doing the deciding. Sounds confusing..I know..I am(confused) and it makes me sad.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2011 on Closing a Community at The Standard Review
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