Friday, October 7, 2016

The effect of Trumpism in our nation's schools

From a Southern Poverty Law Center report:

"Our report found that the campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported."

Trumpism violates many Unitarian Universalism principles and is causing harm to children in our nation according to a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. We haven't seen this kind of dynamic in our society since the time of McCarthyism in the 1950s when lives were ruined with the accusation that targeted people were communist.

The covenanting of Unitarian Universalists to affirm and promote very different kind of values in our society offers an antidote to Trumpism. The time is ripe for UUs to offer sanctuary of love and compassion for our brothers and sisters being targeted. It is also time for UUs to bear witness to the evil of Trumpism and to offer more positive beliefs in justice, equity, compassion and truth.

2 comments:

  1. The time is ripe for UUs to lead the way in connecting with our Muslim communities and our neighbors of Mexican heritage. How can we invite them to engage with us to lessen the damage that The Donald and his supporters are doing?

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  2. Being polite and welcoming to others with a smile is all it takes. Also, pointing out to Trump supporters that all human beings have worth and dignity is worth the effort.

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