Turning Adversaries into Allies: An Example of Race Relations Transformation

Hi All, A friend shared with me recently this powerful TED talk entitled: Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies.  It’s the story of Daryl Davis, a well-known African American musician who also, though, has an unusual passion for befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan and, ultimately, leading to amazing transformations of relationships and experiences. Go listen now to the TED talk … Continue reading Turning Adversaries into Allies: An Example of Race Relations Transformation

Simple Human to Human Conversation

Hi All, Please go here to read this brief article about the exceptional policing of San Antonio Police Officer Josue Vallejo. Watch the video in the article.  Listen up to what Officer Vallejo shares at 1:45 which includes: It was just being human talking to another man who just needed help.  It was just simple, human to human, conversation. May Officer Vallejo’s presence and performance … Continue reading Simple Human to Human Conversation

Be a Conscious Change Agent

Everyday we all have the choice to pick the same old path, or to step forth on a new path, probably alone, that actually can make a difference. The world is made by Change Agents. That’s because we are all actually Change Agents. And this is precisely because we all cause changes in the world by how we show up, by how we present ourselves, by how … Continue reading Be a Conscious Change Agent

Stand in a Morally Good Stance

As America continues to destabilize herself, with too many people retreating into divisive camps based on skin color, religion, politics, etc., it’s important to remember that there is a deeper, higher path available to all of us.  This path is accessible through many portals, though I approach it here through a particular one. A primary characteristic of this path is that it is opposite of … Continue reading Stand in a Morally Good Stance

Dignity, Respect & Procedural Justice

Treating all persons with dignity and respect is the fundamental ethic of relating to, and behaving toward, other human beings (and indeed all life).  It is also the foundational principle of procedural justice, that is, how Law Enforcement relates to the public it serves, how the quality of this interaction shapes how the public views Law Enforcement, and how the public (more) willingly obeys the … Continue reading Dignity, Respect & Procedural Justice

Ethical Protection

Hi All, Every human being has the capability of giving ethical protection to every other human being on planet earth.  We can create and maintain a safer, saner, world by being Ethical Protectors of others. To create a safe family, a safe workplace, a safe world, when we witness anything inappropriate, neglectful, abusive, or wrong, we should: 1. Assist our family members, co-workers, and fellow … Continue reading Ethical Protection

Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?

Hi All, In my last post, I shared the valuable experience of going through the Active Killer Defense training workshop at the Fit to Fight training center in Charlotte, NC.  I received several responses to that post. Some of the responses against this kind of training included: The skills are perishable and, for normal people who don’t frequently train, a one-time event may not have that much … Continue reading Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?

Come Home…Humanity

Antix, a rapper from London, wrote Come Home for his brother who suffered from severe mental illness. This song, however, like all good poetry, has many levels, and multi-various meanings to different listeners.  I wonder if listeners will hear that he is speaking directly to humanity herself, in all lands, from all cultures, from all religions, all people, everywhere. When Antix wrote this for his … Continue reading Come Home…Humanity