Racial hate, in one form or another, has scarred the heart of every adult and child in this land, regardless of race, for a very, very long time.
If witnessing or being around aggressive racial behaviour makes you feel sick to your stomach, then you should read on. Life does not have to be this way.
Living in a world surrounded by ugly racial hate and aggressive racist behaviour is not a life that normal, clear-thinking people would choose for themselves or for their family. Nor would they wish that damaging emotional pain to continue on in their children’s lives — or into another generation. If the people of our nation are to ever know true civil peace, then racial hate and aggressive racist behaviour must be removed from our society—permanently.
It may sound outrageous to read this, but there is a very real, practical and non-violent means of removing both racial hate and aggressive racist behaviour from our land.
The plan is for every American who respects equality and rejects racial hate, to put on an Equality Patch and wear it silently, peacefully, non-violently.
Those who support equality and reject racial hate must make themselves visible to others.
Openly wearing the Equality Patch will allow the decent, quiet, peaceful majority of this nation to bear witness, through numbers, that it is they who represent the true nature and peaceful aspirations of our country.
Get a Patch. Wear a Patch.
How does wearing a patch work?
In two words—passive marginalization—the totally non-violent, nearly silent process of allowing the quiet, decent, peaceful majority of this nation to join together, and by their simple presence, make the core of our society an uncomfortable place for those who practice racism. By quietly displaying our majority, unwanted racist behaviour will slowly be wedged out of mainstream society and onto the sparsely populated margins, where it will eventually dwindle away. Not unlike what is happening at present with public smoking or drinking and driving.
The Equality Patch should be worn on outer clothing, so that those who believe in equality and in racial peace can identify themselves to one another and to the whole nation. If you’d like to know more about the Patch go here.
Non-violence—This movement is not only totally non-violent, but nearly silent.
Still, it will demand significant personal courage from all who choose to participate. Please read and consider carefully.
* Each person must decide to put on an Equality Patch themselves. The decision belongs to each individual and them alone.
* By agreeing to wear the Equality Patch you accept the reality of race equality and totally reject racial hate and aggressive racist behaviour.
* When you are ready to make that statement, obtain an Equality Patch and sew it onto something you wear often.
* Then simply stand up and let the Equality Patch share your commitment to creating true civil peace and to marginalizing hate silently, non-violently.
* The Equality Patch will bind together those who want race equality, racial peace and a life free of aggressive racist behaviour, thus giving support and strength to one another.
* Reaching the vast population of decent people in this land will take time. The movement needs our commitment and our courage to stay the course until a critical majority of support can be reached.
The straightforward act of wearing this patch will proclaim an individual’s commitment to the life-affirming energy and strength that comes from full equality and racial peace. It also signifies an unqualified rejection of the soul-damaging corrosiveness of racial hate and aggressive physical and emotional race violence.
Please Be Aware:
That although this movement is entirely non-violent and mainly silent it will still require significant individual courage and determination on the part of each of us who wear the Equality Patch.
It also requires the vast majority of average, decent people to step forward. Not –step forward- in any loud or angry or threatening way, but instead, with quiet determination and the fortitude to identify themselves to friends, family, neighbors, school mates, fellow parishioners and co-workers as someone who fully supports racial equality and racial peace and totally rejects racist hate.
The good news is that there do exist a massive number of quiet, decent, courageous people in our land. More, in fact, than most of us have ever imagined. They live in every city, town, nook and cranny of America— an honest, vast, peace-loving majority. The type of people whose selflessness and compassion helped this country survive its most difficult challenges.
They are the people who see and understand the uncountable opportunities that will become available to this country if we can find a way for all people to work together and live in a sustained peace.
How can average, normally quiet, peaceful people—people who would choose not to march or to demonstrate or to fight against their fellow citizens—how can they share their vision of the peace they want for this country and for their children and for the next generation?
By their very presence.
Get an Equality Patch. Put it on. Wear it proudly, peacefully, silently.
As of this writing, January 2019, our nation is in the throes of a dysfunction the like of which has rarely been survived anywhere else in the world. There are a myriad of reasons and consequences, but the single ever-present challenge to the peace and security of our nation, since our founding, has been the issues of race and white supremacy. The pall of both demeans us all to this very day. Unchallenged, the damage to our nation caused by that hate will drag our whole society, both the bad minority and good majority, down with it.
Racist hate is now, and always has been, the most pervasive and embedded challenge to daily civil peace for our nation. Other forms of hate which afflict us, often derive strength from this long-term, historic challenge. There is a lot at stake and much to achieve by taking up this action.
Racists and white supremacists have become emboldened of late and are currently exerting undue influence on the enforcement of our civil laws and impeding the ability of our federal, state and municipal governments to protect all of our citizens and even democracy itself.
Civil rights is an issue that belongs to us all, yet it’s hard not to notice that white folks have not shown a dram of the courage or determination black people have fought with. It is to our shame we’ve not matched that noble effort and eradicated the evils of racism altogether.
If experiencing racial hate or violence makes you feel sick to your stomach, get a patch, wear it, share it. Know that you are not alone.
The word, marginalization, is not often seen in a positively oriented context. Here, however, it is being used to describe a slow, quiet, peaceful, yet determined process toward moving unwanted racist behaviour out from our society’s core.