Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month, 1875-1950 stated; "When you control a human's thinking you do not have to worry about their actions. You do not have to tell them not to stand here or go yonder. They will find their 'proper place' and will stay in it. You do not have to send them to the back door. they will go there without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, they will cut one for their special benefit. Their education makes it necessary."
Paraphrasing a quote from Martin Luther King, "we hate each other because we fear one another. We fear one another because we don't understand one another. We don't understand one another because we are unwilling to sit down and talk to one another. We won't sit down and talk to one another out of the fear that our foolish judgments may be wrong."
My experience finds conflict showing up in one of three areas: 1) Intellectual, 2) Interpersonal, and 3) Intercultural. I think you will find that most conflicts reside in the land of intercultural.
Folks, we got to get to know one another better...beyond the exterior and the public self. Join us and comment as we strive to increase the cultural capital that it may be mobilized in a good way. I look forward to the addition of resources, links, videos and information that has been historically left out. If all you have been told about a people are the mental energy fields that have been constructed creating a glass ceiling and numerous disparity and that's what you are working with...that is where we begin.
Looking forward to the dialogue and learning more about as many cultures as possible. The journey begins with the first step.