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Implicit vs. Explicit Bias

September 27, 2016
Giorgio Hiatt
Answer: I love this question because, to me, it gets at the heart of some of the reasons of why it is easy to misunderstand each other when we talk about race and racism. There are reactions to issues that are visceral, deep down, body-responding ways in which we react to something or someone - we call these implicit. The majority of the time, we do not reason through every thought, or even action, and consciously choose our response, our emotional reaction, the posture of our body, or our attitude. Often times, through years and decades of ...

What is Racism?

September 21, 2016
Giorgio Hiatt
One of the most offensive things that can said of you is that you are a racist. That you exude racism. It is one of the things that can be said to us that immediately make us the most defensive. It is ironic that that word is so explosive, because as we have discussed: race is a construct. It is not a real thing. Race is not about ethnicity or culture - it is about the color of one’s skin. That is why this is such difficult work - We are battling a myth of race, a man-made construct, a ghost. I believe it is still wise to adopt the ...

Uncommon Family - Why are we doing this?

September 09, 2016
Giorgio Hiatt
  The purpose for Uncommon Family is simple; that we may fight for the unity we have in Jesus Christ. Remember with me Philippians 2: So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. That is really the heart of this effort. It seems that one of ...

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