Beach Walk 707 – The Race Against Racism

Do you think of yourself as a racist? Chances are no, That doesn’t mean you don’t have latent racism. Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece in the NY Times that really helps to explain it.

Rather, most of the votes that Mr. Obama actually loses belong to well-meaning whites who believe in racial equality and have no objection to electing a black person as president — yet who discriminate unconsciously.

The cure? Out yourself when you have a racist thought, even if it’s embarrassing. It helps I think to flush up those legacy thoughts that have been passed down from generation to generation, just like, “put a coat on or you’ll catch a cold!” Paying attention and breaking the habit – that does work.

Welcome back to Hawaii Barack Obama. I filmed this before I knew of your impending visit.

Hawaiian Word:
Lāhui: race of people
Heihei: contest

This conversation is continued over here, Are You Responsible for Your Subconscious?

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Beach Walk 173 – We’ve got your back

Language can have so many meanings!

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So what’s your reaction to the phrase “back against the wall”? My first take (when a friend mentioned this to me) was one of being trapped. But to him, it was a place of safety. And in feng shui it’s ideal to be seated with your back against a wall, facing the door – so you can see who’s coming atcha. I find it helps to reduce my stress if I take a few moments to really think about what it is I am saying/thinking, and whether it’s actually true or just some recycled thought.

Here are the photos that got me started on this topic.

Hawaiian words
Kua: back
ʻŌlelo: language

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