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Word of the Day: Tolerance

Word of the Day:  Tolerance

A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
~ Desmond Tutu

Yes, even we who should know better are sometimes guilty of dehumanizing others because they do not conform to our code of ethics, because they don’t belong to our gang, our gender, our socioeconomic group, or our sexual preference.  We start to see others less as person and reach into our roster of brands: sellouts, bitches, fags, Toms, and losers.

We African-Americans know what it feels like to be dehumanized; we view those who do this to us as less than human.  Let’s make sure we apply this judgment to ourselves as well, whether we are looking at our more successful, or less fortunate, brothers and sisters, or at those who’ve made choices we do not understand.

On this day, I will take five minutes to reflect upon the varied nature of black people, our many styles and contributions.

Excerpts from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage

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Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.


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