Posts Tagged ‘video’
This guy was just trying to pick up his kids and got tasered for it. This is the America that we live in.In News on August 29, 2014 at 8:57 am
Every time I watch videos taken during the Civil Rights Era I cringe at the images, I feel sadness that any human being is treated so poorly by communities and I feel shame. I also feel hope, because while there is still much more work to be done there has been progress. Yes, there are still injustices and prejudices but there is also a deepening of acceptance in society not just for people who’s skin is a different color than our own but for those who have a different sexual preference or a different religion. For that reason I have hope. I know I have taught my children tolerance and compassion and that is where change starts in our homes. You have to see the child to understand where change needs to begin.
An a amazing talk by one of my favs Seth Godin. I honestly don’t believe that you can watch this and not take away some great stuff.
Well, here’s the story. The new trend sweeping the internet is “Mamming”. Hmmm. Michele Jaret and Michelle Lamont who work for a NY ad agency came up with the idea. Mamming is done by resting your breast on random objects and then posting a picture to Instagram. No, really.
Michelle Lamont is a breast cancer survivor and she is hoping that mamming will help to increase early detection rates.
BTW your boob stays clothed.
Have you mammed? Would you? I haven’t decided. I think my mom would have found this to be hysterically funny.
In Memory of My Mom, Ann Brooks
I am so very fortunate to have many, many friends of every ethnic and economic background both heterosexual and homosexual. They are wonderful people. It makes my head spin when I hear racist comments…when I see children shunned because their clothes are from a discount store….when parents, teachers, neighbors, bosses, religious leaders and all manners of judgmental people tell another human being they need to be something they are not.
I watched this video and it broke my heart that so many young people would be put through such a program at an age when they are trying to figure themselves out. Shame on this man. Shame on a society that thrives on hating others. Shame. Shame. Shame.
The graphic was borrowed from:
An article from The Human Rights Campaign that is very thought-provoking.
As I watched this video I thought about how sadly disappointing this must have been for this young man
once I saw the second half I realized how lucky he was to have had that moment that day with his father.
I remember a very tough period of my life when my mother from several hundred miles away told me that I was the strongest woman she had ever known. That gave me the strength to get through that day and many more since.
When has someone helped you get through a difficult moment in your life? How did that change you?
This young woman is brave, dedicated and dangerous. Through her efforts she is breaking barriers and making a better world for her generation and those to come.