Otherizing and Futilizing

Are you stuck “otherizing” and “futilizing?” Don’t know those words? They are words I’ve invented to mean the act of holding others distant and different resulting in a lack of empathy or concern (otherizing) and continuing to take no action believing one’s individual action cannot make a difference (futilizing). I was attending an MLK dayContinue reading “Otherizing and Futilizing”

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What if We Had This Hope?

What if…What if the young woman did not fear an unknown attacker?What if the child did not fear the stranger?What if the teen did not fear their bullying peer?What if the black man did not fear the police?What if the Anishinaabe woman did not fear her abduction?What if the refugee did not fear those chargedContinue reading “What if We Had This Hope?”