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Social Justice Saturday: professional basketball takes a lead in the fight for racial justice

Social Justice Saturday time again. When I started this series I didn’t expect to be writing a post on social justice leadership in professional sport, but as I think about it more fully, I should have. It’s been there for … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: introducing a new Robby Robin series

As has been analyzed in blog after blog and media opinion piece after media opinion piece, the global pandemic in which we find ourselves has, along with many hardships and horrifying numbers of deaths, shone a badly needed light on … Continue reading

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The big blogging question of the day: What lessons have you learned during the pandemic?

Boy, people seem to be learning lots and lots of lessons during these troubling times of pandemic lockdown, if the number of blog posts on this topic are anything to go by. It’s also a question that’s starting to annoy … Continue reading

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COVID-19 has brought us a day of reckoning; how will we respond?

As we think about what our world – our individual countries and communities – might look like when this pandemic is finally fully in check, we find ourselves with options. We can work hard to get things back to being … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what maps can and could teach us about pandemics

We’ve looked at a lot of maps at this blog over the past several Mondays. We’ve seen some statistics that have surprised us, reassured us, upset us, and some which we were correct to question. We’ve come to realize that … Continue reading

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Pity the Nation: the handwriting was on the wall

In 1933, writer Kahlil Gibran’s poem “Pity the Nation” was published posthumously in the book The Garden of the Prophet. In 1933. This poem has inspired several important writers over the years, including American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2006 Ferlinghetti … Continue reading

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What the Bushmen of the Kalahari can teach us

Who would have thought that the longest “serving” hunter-gatherers on our planet, the San people of southern Africa, more commonly referred to as Bushmen, would have some important reminders for the rest of us. But a Christmas book I just … Continue reading

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