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Our aim is to begin building
an empowered and dignified society.

We need you and your support to be a partner and ambassador for human dignity to break through the divide.

Our supporters will receive the tools in the coming year for empowerment.

https://www.empoweredpathways.org/donate

Indeed. And with Newtown we make this tank an unstoppable force for reason, truth, and beauty. Thank you for your efforts and we'd love to talk. ✌️

Indeed. And with Newtown we make this tank an unstoppable force for reason, truth, and beauty. Thank you for your efforts and we'd love to talk. ✌️
Fen de Villiers @FendeVilliers

I was asked recently "What energy do you see this next major artistic movement embodying?"

With fire in my eyes, I said "Think of a tank rolling forward at high speed smashing through everything in its path. THAT is the energy we need"

In Britain, @ASCphiled of@DontDivideUsNow says DEI initiatives are "a concerted attempt by a minority of ideologues to change every subject. . . to make them a vehicle for this idea of basically devaluing or applying a hermeneutics of Suspicion."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER_I-6e5XM

In this week’s podcast, our hosts Mike Burke and Elizabeth Spievak talk about “groupthink” and its application to cancel culture. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/ka6Btf_bk44

WHAT THIS HOLIDAY MEANS TO ME

By @tekeitaowens

"My sisters may be better cooks than I am but we are all learning that how you treat one another and give grace to one another matters more than having the best looking tablescape."

NEW in Journal of FBT:
https://freeblackthought.substack.com/p/what-this-holiday-means-to-me

Viewpoint Diversity Includes Thanksgiving, too., but is connecting it to Affirmative Action a stretch? Read this article and see for yourself.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-immigrants-thanksgiving-traditions-asian-american-race-affirmative-action-merit-northern-virginia-china-india-vietnam-11669069165

WHO INVITED ME TO THE COOKOUT?

Thanksgiving for Free Black Thought

By FBT's @JasonTheeHuman

"With the season of thanks (and overeating) upon us, I want to express my gratitude to my friends at FBT and our supporters, and extend a hand to the haters."

https://freeblackthought.substack.com/p/who-invited-me-to-the-cookout

#PromoteInclusion Organizations thrive when they recognize, embrace, and celebrate all types of diversity & when they create truly inclusive workplace cultures as a result.

Our Fundraising Campaign is also a
-Community Building Campaign
-Campaign For Personal Empowerment
-Campaign For Human Dignity

-An effort to preserve the
Classical Liberal Enlightenment era of human history

https://www.empoweredpathways.org/donate

"The Salvation Army’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives add nothing positive to this incredibly important work. At worst, DEI will only hinder the Salvation Army’s mission." @CUU_org

https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2022/11/18/the_salvation_army_doesnt_need_dei_it_just_needs_to_be_salvation_armny_865624.html

AN INDIAN THANKSGIVING
A ritual that embraces us all

Nandini Patwardhan (@nandiniwriter) reflects on the meaning of Thanksgiving for someone who came to the USA from India & is "thankful for the fluidity of simultaneously being an insider & an outsider."

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An Indian Thanksgiving

A ritual that embraces us all

freeblackthought.substack.com

Wise argues for judging the past based on today's standards, for "Saying otherwise is moral relativism and makes you sound stupid" and is a "stunningly ignorant position unbecoming of someone with even a seventh-grader’s reasoning ability."

Thoughts?

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Yes, We Should Apply Today‘s Moral Standards to Past Behavior

Saying otherwise is moral relativism and makes you sound stupid

timjwise.medium.com

The first of four special Thanksgiving essays has dropped in the 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵!

"WHY I AM THANKFUL"

By @JoDaviMusic

"It is on my heart to share my gratitude in this season of giving thanks."

https://freeblackthought.substack.com/p/why-i-am-thankful

The Black Panther star brings another angle to race in [the] America[s]. He goes so far as to "makes fun of “Whitexicans,” a mixture of the words white and Mexican to pejoratively refer to Mexico’s wealthy and light-skinned elite."

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kb5pe/black-panther-tenoch-huerta-calls-out-mexico-racism?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

THANKSGIVING ISSUE from 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵

Four of our fave people—@tekeitaowens, @JoDaviMusic, @nandiniwriter, & FBT's @JasonTheeHuman—reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving.

SUBSCRIBE to read their reflections:
https://freeblackthought.substack.com/

"We needn’t pass on a sense of absence that haunts generations. Properly understood, 'American' reflects my ethnicity, my culture."

I AM AMERICAN: A SHARED IDENTITY FOR A DIVERSE NATION

By @SheenaMasonPhD & @DruComics

ORDER in time for the holidays!
https://freeblackthought.substack.com/p/book-announcement-i-am-american-by

"This is positively dystopian," Walker wrote. "It should go without saying that if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’” Views shouldn't be banned; they just shouldn't be exempt from scrutiny.
https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/positively-dystopian-federal-judge-blasts-floridas-stop-woke-act-15724123

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