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Ferguson raises issues that aren’t going away

What struck me most is that I found it easier to have a talk with this stranger about this powderkeg of an issue than I found it to talk to most of my friends. One of the reasons that we have trouble talking about these issues is that some of us don’t want to be uncomfortable, and others of us don’t want to be disappointed.

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It isn’t personal? Best think again

Is one to never bring up anything from current events at work? "Never" is a big word. But it is important to stay vigilant on the effect your opinions have on others. Notice whether they are getting irritated, emotional, impassioned. Notice when a usually talkative or effervescent person gets quiet.

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Seeing racism’s effects

In conversations over the years with people about discrimination, I find that people quickly downplay whether bias is as the root of the problem. More specifically, when the discrimination addressed is racial, I find that many whites reject the possibility of racism before they’ve fully considered the situation.

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