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.... this is America , discrimination and education

Postby erolz66 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:17 pm



This is a follow up, 15 years on, to something I came across recently and posted in this thread here cyprus45751-400.html#p898130 . I am starting a new thread here with the follow up program from 1985 because I personally think this stuff is too important to leave buried in the other thread. This follow up pretty much contains all of the original program as well as much more besides so if you have not seen the first it is fine to start with just this one. The only thing missing is the 'irony' of the first program from 1970 being part of a series called 'NOW'.

It is now (or should that be, still NOW) 2020 and there are ongoing protests across the US (and elsewhere) connected to societies failures to sufficiently deal with prejudice, to understand the mechanics of it, the mechanics of the reinforcement of it. How can this be given the work this educator started back in 1968 days after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King led to America 'burning' then ? What is going on here ?
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Re: .... this is America , discrimination and education

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:48 pm

...racism is easy.

...no better example exists, but in Cyprus, having divided ourselves as Cypriots by the languages we speak.

ENOSIS, i hope will take a new meaning because there is a difference between "Greeks" and Greeks, or, "Turks" and Turks.

...what makes Greeks and Turks the same is that they see themselves in the wider context of things, as Human beings.

...what makes "Greeks" and "Turks" the same is their intolerance for anything that is not "them".

...something to think about.

Thanks erolz.
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Re: .... this is America , discrimination and education

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:50 pm

...Martin Luther King may have succeeded in desegregating America, but the bigger problem of integration remains.
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