Confronting Bigotry – Changing Minds

Bigotry:  The definition of prejudice includes “harm caused by the adverse preconceptions of others.”   Webster’s New World College Dictionary states that: “The definition of bigotry is prejudice and the state of being intolerant” and a bigot  is a person who is prejudiced, or intolerant of those who are different.”   Reference: OneLook Dictionary.

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper TED

  • 15 minutes, 4.5 million views, and a love story 🙂
  • Four suggestions supporting dialogue: (1) Don’t assume bad intent; (2) Ask Questions; (3) Stay Calm; (4) Make the argument.

Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies. | Daryl Davis | TEDxNaperville

Black man convinces 200 Ku Klux Klansmen to leave white supremacist group by befriending them … ” ‘I never set out to convert anyone in the Klan. I just set out to get an answer to my question: ‘How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?’’ says blues musician” – TEDx

I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic. NYT, By There are better ways of doing social justice work.

Nationalism (patriotism) vs Globalism (TED Talk). The Olympics are an example; Survey of 89K people in 60 countries – 85% of respondents are very proud or quite proud of their countries. Pride correlates to life satisfaction. Transcript.

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