A Human Quiz


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Here’s a quiz:

Please define the group about which this paragraph refers.

“I wish they would just keep to themselves.  No one wants to see them in public.  They’re not welcome here.  Good people cannot allow that type of people to live in our neighborhoods, teach in our schools, or be around children.”

Of course, few people will admit out loud or in a comment to this blog that a group immediately came to mind when they read this paragraph, which is a conglomeration of things we’ve all heard said about various groups over  the years.  We’ve heard this kind of judgmental, exclusive, and unkind language since the beginning of civilization.  Because this type of language has existed since the beginning of our human history makes it neither right nor contemporary with how we should treat others.

So, if a group did come to mind, let that be a message to your inner voice that you, along with all the rest of us, still have a little more work to do in becoming an inclusive, loving, and accepting… and perhaps, even celebrating… community of humankind.

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