Friday, April 21, 2017

Dominator Thinking

I'm taking a course called Justified Anger, organized by the Rev. Alex Gee

I'm white, and I thought I knew about racism. I have a lot to learn. Thank you Rev. Gee!! Recommended.

One of the references in Justified Anger is the PBS series Africas Great Civilizations.
Some dismiss the topic of African history because they are not black. However, all humans on earth are descendants of a single Mother in Africa. So African history is everyones history.

Then I watched The PBS Nova show about the Holocaust in Vilnius Lithuania. Difficult to watch but important to know our history.

Then there is the issue of the anti-immigration and white supremacist movements in the US and around the world.

And the sexual harassment issue boiling over at Fox News.

The Chalice and the Blade, Rianne Eisler's landmark 1987 book proposes that dominator thinking underlies all of these forms of discrimination. Eisler also talks about partnership thinking. Eisler started the Center for Partnership Studies to promote partnership thinking. My response to these forms of dominator thinking is the philosophy of The Ecology of Joy.