In this solo episode, I explore how human beings engage with one another, how we take a stand or speak up, and how we express ourselves when faced with hot-button, emotional issues. Last week, the President publicly commented about the athletes and teams who are taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial oppression and inequality. And as a former pro-athlete, who always stood with my hand over my heart in front of the flag during the national anthem, I wonder what I will do the next time I am at a sporting event and the national anthem is played? I believe this issue goes deeper than politics, deeper than the social commentary it’s about who we are as human beings.
How do we respectfully take a stand for what we believe in?
[1:07] Taking a knee and what it says about who we are as human beings.
[6:24] It’s hard for ‘privileged’ white men to talk about race and inequality.
[16:51] Using dehumanizing language is at the genesis of genocide.
[21:37] The false choice we are faced with.
[25:17] Embracing each other even when we disagree.
History shows that using dehumanizing language is at the genesis of genocide. @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet
What would it be like if we all started asking the deeper questions about what is the root of an issue? @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet