The Color of Character

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We Are Losing John Q.

By GlenShuld | May 3, 2017 | Comments Off on We Are Losing John Q.

When there is so much chatter on media, both social and mass, about racism, and I’m not sure where to jump in, I call on my pal John Q. Whiteman. He has made appearances in a few  of my blog posts. Before I turn this entry over to him, let me remind you that I…

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A Recipe for Failure

By GlenShuld | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Recipe for Success Recently, Mayor Emanuel of Chicago announced that he would like to impose some new requirements to graduate high school. According to the Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago public high school students to show they have a plan for what’s next before they can get a diploma. Emanuel’s proposal would…

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A Different Wall

By GlenShuld | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my first blog post, I spoke about the importance of dialogue and a non-judgemental stance in order to overcome issues of race. I personally have seen improvements, large and small, made when individuals or groups are willing to come together and perhaps step into a zone of discomfort. This is why I continue to hope…

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Self Esteem The Easy Way

By GlenShuld | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Self Esteem on a Platter In The Color of Character, I write about the difficulties of integrating a junior high school in 1970. One of the observations of the story’s protagonist was that his black classmates were being handed a random collection of reasons as to why they “should have self esteem.” As if you…

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Delicate Dance: Race and Police

By GlenShuld | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Desperate Times – Restrained Measures On March 1st, Bill Daley, the former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, and brother/son to Chicago’s Mayors Daley, wrote an editorial that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. He titled it: Enough! Chicago cannot keep tolerating gun violence. Mr. Daley came up with several suggestions, most of which…

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President and Mrs. Obama Phone Home

By GlenShuld | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I express remorse over what I see as the loss of a once in a generation opportunity by President and Mrs. Obama, most of my left-leaning friends and family are surprised. Their first thought is my frustration with President Obama’s foreign policy, but that’s a different story. A writer at the Chicago Tribune recently…

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Still Frustrated

By GlenShuld | February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m always looking for provocative information for this blog. I try to find new perspectives on the subject of race relations. Alas, all I read indicates to me that there are only two perspectives, and the twain never shall meet. No matter how much logic, reason, facts, history, and proof are presented by either side,…

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Whose Streets are Safer Might Depend on Your Color

By GlenShuld | February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Finding A Place To Jump In There is so much vitriol going back and forth from both sides of the far right and far left, that I haven’t been sure where to grab onto it to discuss. My personal experience is that there is absolutely no reasoning with either extreme. They are so sure of…

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What’s To Discuss?

By GlenShuld | January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cries of Racism Reach a Crescendo If you were to do some sort of comparative search on Google, you would find that in the past few years, talk of racism has dominated much of America’s written, visible, and audio space – more than in any time since the 1960s. I can’t pinpoint the point…

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Mrs. Obama, I Agree

By GlenShuld | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

It Goes Back to Dr. King’s Speech If you had to give a quick elevator summary of The Color of Character, it’s that character – good, bad or in between – has no color. Your character is revealed by your actions, your life choices, and your effect on those whose lives you touch. This is…

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