A friend of mine who is from a specific part of the world decided recently to organize a get together only for people from that area, kind of like a missing-home get together. I thought it was a great idea, until another friend of mine, from another part of the world, pointed out that it… Read More Perceiving Disunity: Just as Dangerous as Disunity Itself?
There are so many great blog posts that I get to read during the week that I took a page out of many a bloggers’ book and decided to share a round-up of my favorite ten posts each Friday, which can either be used to make this evening’s commute go by quicker, or to accompany… Read More Ten Recommended Reads: Week of 12 to 18 March 2016
I don’t have any through research nor lots of data to back the following statement up, but it seems to me that one of the reasons for the recent upsurge in prejudices, as expressed in various anti-insert-a-culture-or-religion-here sentiment is intimately linked with fear of the unknown, which, mixed with a liberal dose of misinformation, can… Read More Normalizing “The Other”: The Case of Little Mosque on the Prairie
I’m told (and I’ve read) that sometimes, prejudices are born out of fear: fear that what is happening to that person happens to us, or that our insecuities will prove true and that we are going to be proven inferior to the very person or persons we hold prejudices against. Which makes me wonder: is… Read More Fear Factor: Prejudices