MLK, A Divided Classroom and the Philosophy to End Discrimination

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots podcast episode is about how much kids can teach us about ending discrimination. In the show I talk about two studies that reveal: How the death of Martin Luther King Jr., a teacher named Jane Elliott in Iowa and a classroom full of blue and brown-eyed kids created discrimination and then destroyed it in a matter of three days. How a bunch of British elementary school children were taught some very basic philosophy concepts that drastically improved their social skills, teamwork, resilience and the ability to empathize (tolerance). Lastly, I talk about what we can …

What Does Tying Your Shoes Have To Do With Awareness, Protest and Change?

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How tying your shoes is a perfect example of systemic racism
Why Awareness is such a powerful tool for Change – How the research scientist, Peter Turchin, predicted the 2020 protests How the power of PROTEST is all about Awareness
The Value in Action that will come from the heightened level of awareness
Why their needs to be an Adult in the Room, especially right now
Three tools you can use to continue to expand your awareness

A Birthday Surprise, Masking the Truth and Being a Team Player

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This Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is mostly about how wearing a mask to save lives is somehow political and offensive to some people. I begin the show with an interesting realization that my birthday has always been on Juneteenth. Now, I had an idea what that day was but for 55 years really didn’t absorb it until the past few weeks of protests and Black Lives Matter successfully expanded my clarity on the issue…so…that’s pretty cool… Happy Juneteenth! Then I dive deep into the current controversy of wearing a mask in public to help in preventing the spread …