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johnny cude

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Beyond race, creed, color, nationality and personal narratives there is a universal humanity. Where is this? How do you go there?

The Martin Luther King speech which introduced into the zeitgeist the vision of children from different backgrounds and ethnicities all walking together holding hands on their way to school. This is a mental construct that I can create. In holding this image something in me is able to clarify and remind me of my place, of the framing that mentally makes available the mind of non-judgement.

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    Aug 11 2011: Schools are definitely the place. If you want to change something, change the children. In my public high school in New York City, while you can see racial and economic cliques formed, there's definitely an appreciation of diversity and understanding. Kids, forced to interact, eventually come to befriend and rely on each other. And that's where they start to branch out from their respective bubbles and touch other cultures, and form the beginnings of that global relationship we hope to have some day. But it starts with kids, getting to meet and appreciate different people.
    • Aug 11 2011: Beside math, language, science, there might need to be another core subject being taught in high schools: global peace.

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