racism

From the UN: Prejudice and Discrimination

Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld, the IHEU representative to the UN, and Dr. Reba Goodman, member of ECSBC The painful reality of prejudice and discrimination is a global issue. Shiite and Sunni Muslims are killing each other. Anti-Semitism surged nearly 40% in Europe and especially in France. Feeling against gays is high in
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President’s Column: An Interview with Hugh Taft-Morales

Janet Glass
By Janet Glass, president of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County Hugh Taft-Morales is currently leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society. He will be speaking at the Bergen Society on Sunday, October 30th, delivering a platform address entitled, “Humanist Anti-Racism
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Lee Porter on Fair Housing

Lee Porter (right) is pictured with Bergen member, Jean Strickholm (left). More than 50 years ago, Jean, an escort volunteer for fair housing, showed Lee the house that the Porters bought. Lee still lives there. By Janet Glass Lee Porter, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey, spoke
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Dr. Joe Chuman on The Farther Reaches of America’s Racism

Our President, Janet Glass and Our Leader, Dr. Joe Chuman
With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008, many felt that American society had turned a corner and at long last we were consigning our ugly legacy of racism to the past. Recent events, from the wholesale killing of young black men by ever-militarized police, who act with impunity, to fascist
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The Farther Reaches of America’s Racism

By Dr. Joe Chuman, Jan 3, 2016 Preview of the address The New Year usually arrives on the wings of hope and the anticipation that the year aborning will usher in an improvement over the past. Given the times we live in, hope is a disposition that we badly need. As Ethical Culturists, our outlooks […]
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Review of the Evening: Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions

A most unusual conversation took place at the Ethical Culture Society on the evening of December 11, 2015 – a discussion on the awareness of being White. This was attended by 27 thoughtful participants and included two facilitators, Janet Glass and Sarah Glisky. The topic of the evening was planned around
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Anne Klaeysen on White Privilege: A Wake-up Call

Dr. Anne Klaeysen is a leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. She also serves Columbia University and New York University as Humanist Chaplain, as well as The Humanist Institute as co-dean. She holds Masters degrees in German from SUNY Albany and business administration from NYU, and a Doctor of
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Racism Endures

By Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County The refusal to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the killing (one wants to say murder) of Eric Garner is shocking, egregious, even incomprehensible.  Even more so than the grand jury verdict in the killing of Michael Brown in
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