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Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
4:37 pm
[shaden]
This community hasnt gotten much activity, I would really like to bring it to life somehow.

I was pointed to this post today.. I would like to know your thoughts on it...

I will reserve mine, as to not influence comments, until the discussion begins :)
Sunday, June 27th, 2004
9:36 am
[surfsnuggle]
one love
i grew up listening to reggae music so this community strikes a deep chord with me. we are one people united with one love. good wishes to all.
Sunday, June 15th, 2003
2:33 am
[shaden]
Eracism
What is Eracism??
The removel from existence of the belief that one race is superior to another.

Here are some quotes and links to sites regarding the many forms of racism today. Some, you may not even be aware of that are under your very nose. I know that when I was in high school, my dear friend was condemned for his race, and felt the sting of racism from his own father. He looked beyond skin color- but his father preached what he called "racial pride" but truly, it was nothing of that sort at all. It was talk of vengence, hatred, disgust. To the end, His son took his own life, hating who he was and where he came from. Racism must stop. In all of its nasty forms.

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"Nazism, fascism and extreme nationalism are today at its highest peak since the destruction of Hitler's dictatorship in 1945. Today, all over the world, fascists and extreme nationalists win millions of votes on their simple racist solutions to very complex problems of the society. In the streets, Nazi boneheads are spreading fear by using murderous violence and terror. These fascist groups blame the cultural and ethnic minorities for the problems in our society. These individuals, and their political leaders, are a threat to our democracy, and to everything that is decent."

click for the website

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The following are links to evidence and commentary on bigoted attitudes among government officials.

The links are here

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And this link is something to think about and perhaps get you posting. Id like to know your opinion on THIS
1:52 am
[shaden]
GLSEN
Did you know?
Nearly 70% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment?

90% of LGBT students regularly hear anti-gay comments at school; over a third hear these comments from staff!

LGB youth are about FOUR TIMES more likely to skip school because they feel unsafe.
75% of the nation's teachers have received no training about the needs of LGBT students.

WHAT IS GLSEN?
GLSEN is the leading national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in k-12 schools.

What does GLSEN do?
GLSEN combats the harassment and discrimination leveled against students and school personnel.

GLSEN creates learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students, and, in so doing, teaches them to respect and accept all of their classmates- regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

GLSEN believes that the key to ending anti-gay prejudice and hate-motivated violence is education. And it'ts for this reason that GLSEN brings together students, educators, families and other comminity members - of any sexual orientation - to reform America's educational system.

Local Organizing for Local Results
Thousands of volunteers participate in our national chapter network. Supported by regional field offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, these chapters work with local school boards, principals, educators, and school librarians to create positive change on hometown schools.

Impacting Public Policy, Shaping Public Opinion
Our Washington DC-based public policy office works with elected officials and educational policy leaders at the local, state and federal levels. The goal? To ensure that basic protections are in place for LGBT students, teachers and families. We also bring LGBT education issues into the court of public opinion through public awareness campaigns and coalition building.

Educating the Educators
Today's students are tomorrow's parents, neighbors, and voters. That's why GLSEN creates groundbreaking teacher training materials and inclusive curricular resources. By ensuring that today's teachers teach the lessons of respect for all, we ensure that the next generation of Americans will live in a world where anti-gay prejudice is an exception, not the rule.

Helping Students Fight for Rights
GLSEN's nationally recognized student ogranizing project provides support and resources to youth in even the most isolated of places. We support students as they form and lead gay-straight alliances - helping them to change their own school environments from the inside out.

http://www.glsen.org/templates/index.html
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