Air Date: 2–2-2020
Today we take a look at the relationship between fear, anger and how to deal with the structural forces of harm in our society. To help us, we examine two of the greatest thinkers of the past 65 years, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mister Rogers, and go beyond the nonviolence of King and interrogate Mr. Roger's insistence on liking everyone just the way they are.
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Empathy can be found when you understand what circumstances people came from
Reformed neo-Nazi and author Christian Picciolini explains how white nationalists target vulnerable online communities
Understanding the fear that underlies anger.
On being your best self. On the least of these. On the virtues of a cup of tea.
You can't be nice to everyone because being nice to certain people is inherently cruel to others.
Discussing the conviction and sentencing of Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who shot and killed her black neighbor, Botham Shem Jean
Many faith traditions emphasize the importance of forgiveness. But in the context of the #MeToo movement, can forgiveness silence women who have been abused?
As Botham Jean’s brother makes headlines for “forgiving” Amber Guyger, Real News hosts Jacqueline Luqman and Lisa Snowden-McCray to discuss what Christian forgiveness in the face of oppression means.
Serene Jones says deep forgiveness is actually part of a larger process of seeking justice and accountability.
Final comments on strength, power, fragility, apologies, forgiveness and the legacy of the Confederacy
Grace is to focus on the humanity of others than to see them as monsters.
The difficulty of focusing on helping the needy rather than punishing the dangerous
There is a limit to empathy, you cannot tolerate the intolerant for too long—but having empathy for those who interpret change as scary, and understanding why they think that way, maybe the only inroad to untying this great mess.
The story of King's reaction to the rise of the Black Power movement and the roles of anger, fear and sickness
Ch. 15: Final comments on the various sicknesses infecting our society
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Cases to Rest - Bodytonic
- Open Flames - Aeronaut
- Surly Bonds - Aeronaut
- Inessential - Bayou Birds
- The Spinnet - Castle Danger
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle
- Beast on the Soil - Desert Orchard
- On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens
- Streamer - Arc and Crecent
- Cat's Eye - Marble Run
- The Summit - K2
- Vengeful - Warmbody
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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