Our Nation’s Diversity
OHF Newsletter, Vol 1 No 28
Our nation’s diversity is our promise, not our problem.
—Representative Elijah E. Cummings
Rest in power, Representative Cummings.
Michael Greiner draws striking parallels between the genocides in Rwanda, Nazi Germany, and South America, as well as America’s genocidal treatment of Black and Indigenous People. He then explores what America can learn from Rwanda and South Africa about the power of truth and reconciliation.
In the third and final installment, Tre L. Loadholt concludes her series of interviews with two men of color who share the secret to their success and personal fulfillment in the face of wrongful incarceration and abject racism.
There’s that old saying about those who don’t learn from history being doomed to repeat it. In “Impeachment Now and Then” from his OHF column Now and Then, Michael Greiner looks to history to help divine the possible outcomes of our current political debacle.
Editorial Theme for November
For our November editorial theme we’re going back to basics: gratitude. In terms of the relations you have with people, what are you grateful for that’s made those interactions a bit richer, meaningful, maybe even a little more tolerable? Maybe you’ve experienced change in our culture (past or present) for which you are grateful?
Is there someone who has broadened your view of the world and how you fit into it? Share a dialogue in which you’ve witnessed growth in someone or even yourself. Is there a piece of legislation or a specific political viewpoint that you’re grateful for right now?
Perhaps you start your day with prayer, meditation, yoga, or some spiritual routine that helps keep you centered. Let’s hear about it. Whatever it is that helps you relate to the members of our human family in your corner of the world, we’d like to read about it.
With all that’s going on right now, it’s good to take a moment to reflect on those people and things that make our world a little brighter.
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Love one another.
Our Human Family, Founder and Editorial Director