Creating a Better World
The time was yesterday.
This blog chronicles my pointless efforts to make the world a better place. Constructive feedback is welcomed.
June 12, 2011
June 7, 2011
Giving Away Money... Easier Said Than Done
May 31, 2011
Proposed Message to PP
May 26, 2011
MY FIRST IMPORTANT POST AND PLEA FOR HELP--NO JOKING AROUND
TAKE A STAND AGAINST PREJUDICE
In 2006 I resigned from a contracting assignment conveniently located just four miles from my (parents') house in Houston. I was dissatisfied with my manager's style and not really suited to that environment, but I would have stuck it out the full six months if not for one thing. A coworker was using unacceptable language, referring to homosexuals as "fags" and "dykes". I reported this to human resources, and I was told some sort of action would be taken, but after two months of waiting the coworker continued to use the unacceptable language. Note that I am not a homosexual. I'm all about women. This is important, to realize that I took action not because I personally felt offended by the words. In fact, I look forward to a world in which there are not such things are slurs--where all words are acceptable, and there are no hostile thoughts behind language. But in today's world, slurs create unnecessary conflict, and I oppose unnecessary conflict because it interferes with progress. Furthermore, tolerance of prejudice is tantamount to tacit approval. So I resigned. I encourage any of you faced with a similar situation to make whatever sacrifice is necessary to take a stand against prejudice. Prejudice is but one of the myriad problems facing humans, but until it is eliminated, it will continue to impede human progress.