Englehart’s View by Bob Englehart
I would love to see a dialogue on race in the United States, but a dialogue is mostly effective between friends. What we need first is a conversation. A conversation can build trust and understanding where there is none before, but it takes friends working together to get something done. If you have a friend you can talk to about anything, and if your friend is of a different race, then you know that race doesn’t matter and that’s the ultimate goal.
Race doesn’t matter.
Maybe before we have a conversation, we should have a discussion. Decide what the ground rules are, what words we can use. A huge problem is the sad fact that many people have made a lucrative career keeping the races apart.
Can we find equally lucrative work for these people who will be out of a job? Do we care? And what exactly is race? What’s the definition? It varies among scientists and sociologists.
But let’s start the conversation here, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and any other social media that comes to mind. I would admonish people to keep a civil tongue in their heads, but that’s what ends most conversations about anything controversial. I promise to read all comments and respond to the ones that make sense.