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Whataboutism is not the answer

Posted by on 6/5/20 in Uncategorized

Whataboutism is not the answer Recently, in the wake of mass protests over the killing of George Floyd at the hands, or rather the knees, of a white cop, people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds have been coming forth with the following arguments: 1) What about Black-on-Black crimes in Chicago and elsewhere? And 2) […]

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The American Way

Posted by on 3/25/19 in Uncategorized

The following is a message from a friend: Welcome to America! This is the land of the free, and opportunities abound. But you must watch your steps at every turn. Traversing through the American landscape of expression and living is like playing chess. You have to watch your front, back, left side and right side […]

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Is Africa doomed to failure?

Posted by on 3/15/19 in Uncategorized

Let’s begin with a quote from a French anthropologist, Stephen Smith, who declared that: “Since independence, Africa has been working at its re-colonization. In any case, even if this was not the intention, it couldn’t have done a better job. The continent is doomed to failure. No one is ready to take it on.” Shocking? […]

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The Chinese Case

Posted by on 3/13/19 in Uncategorized

Someone presented the Chinese version to the US in the following: When we were the sick man of Asia, we were called the yellow peril. When we are billed to be the next superpower, we are called the threat. When we closed our doors, you smuggled drugs to open markets. When we embrace free trade, […]

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Celebrate life

Posted by on 3/13/19 in Uncategorized

I was invited to a spiritual workshop today. The theme was about self-compassion. The coach explained that in the 1980s and 1990s, most researches focused on self-esteem, but nowadays, the trend is about self-compassion. Basically, the lesson was about how to love ourselves first before loving others and how to accept the predicament we are […]

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What would you do?

Posted by on 3/13/19 in Uncategorized

If you have a real-life topic that bothers you, and you want to discuss it and receive ideas from other people, please let me know. We need each other sometimes to go through difficult times in our lives. The following topics were suggested to me by friends, mostly men, who have been struggling with them […]

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Science, Morals and Ethics

Posted by on 3/11/19 in Uncategorized

From 1932-1972, the US through its Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a study of the effects of untreated syphilis on African American men in Macon County, Alabama. 399 African American men with syphilis were observed, while 201 free of the disease were used as “controls.” The infected men we left untreated because the scientists wanted […]

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