CSMonitor – How Americans are handling post-election hate + Mrs. Eddy’s message to the pampered hypocrite.

 

 

The pampered hypocrite may have a flowery pathway here, but he cannot forever break the Golden Rule and escape the penalty due.

Mary Baker Eddy

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President-elect Donald Trump said he hadn’t heard of instances of intimidation of Latinos, Muslims and other groups by his supporters since the Nov. 8 election, was “saddened” to learn of them, and urged his fans to “stop it.”

“I am very surprised to hear that — I hate to hear that,” Trump said in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” conducted on Friday at Trump Tower in New York and broadcast on Sunday. “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together.”

“I will say right to the cameras: Stop it,” Trump added.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-13/trump-advisers-urge-obama-to-call-off-professional-protesters

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Hilary and her real-life counterpart in the film discuss making “Freedom Writers”.

How Americans are handling post-election hate

countering fear

Following Donald Trump’s election, a spate of disturbing incidents of schoolyard and workplace harassment is raising difficult questions about how to address a spike in incivility.

CS Monitor Photo Above- Mairah Teli/Facebook
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The election of Donald Trump has uncorked a torrent of rancor, threats, harassment, and restive street protests across the US. The election has left companies, universities, and school systems also scrambling to address what one educator called a “hostile environment” that has engulfed the nation.

The ensuing barrage of disturbing incidents of schoolyard and workplace harassment is raising difficult questions about how to address an incivility spike that’s showing up in how Americans speak to each other, and about each other.

“We can all point to incidents in campaigns across history, but I think this one probably does represent a new place in terms of incivility,” James Mullen, president of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., told the Associated Press. “What worries me the most is we’re becoming almost numb.”

Struggling to cope

Among the examples:

This week, GrubHub founder and CEO Matthew Maloney was pilloried after he sent an email to employees after the election, in which he said:

While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination…

Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.

If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team…”

• At the University of Pennsylvania (where Trump graduated in 1968), students and staff are in an uproar after black freshmen students were added to a GroupMe group titled “[N-word] Lynching.” That came after a group of students at a local bar began chanting, “Build that wall!”

• In Cambridge, Mass., a Harvard student overheard a postal worker tell a Hispanic man, “This is Trump land, you ain’t getting your check no more.” The US Postal Service says it’s investigating.

• At Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass., dozens of students complained when two male Babson College students rode through campus in a pickup truck with a Trump flag, shouting bigoted comments at women. The university is considering its options for how to deal with the incident. The Babson students were promptly kicked out of their fraternity.

That “is not political correctness [but about] training young people to participate civilly and nonviolently in democracy,” Ms. Pollock, the author of “Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About – and To – Students Every Day.” “It’s about debating complicated issues using evidence. It’s about basic respect.”

In Gwinnett County, Ga., a Muslim high school teacher received a post-election note she believes came from a student. The note, signed “America,” asks her to use her headscarf to hang herself.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2016/1112/How-Americans-are-handling-post-election-hate

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