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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Tolerance and Equality: Bettering Our World

Tolerance and Equality ~ Bettering Our World. The world is changing every day, but there is so much more change needed. How can we teach our kids what is right and wrong without overwhelming them? How can we make it a better world for our kids and our parents? What can we do to bring Tolerance and Equality to our corner of it?

How would you add to the conversation? Submit your own blog here. All voices are welcome.

Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics, including Gifted in Crisis!

If you'd like to read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit Blog Hops for all our past and future topics.  Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!

Cultivating empathy and tolerance in our children and students by Gail Post in Gifted Challenges
How do we teach empathy and tolerance?

Gifted children often seem primed for empathy. Some are highly sensitive, and many display strong reactions to any signs of social injustice. Recent protests against racism and injustice in the wake of George Floyd's death may fuel questions, fears, confusion, and anger, even among young gifted children, who don't understand why injustice exists at all. It just doesn't make sense to them.

Parents and teachers may question how they can address current events without increasing fears and anxiety...
 
A Difficult Kind of Tolerance by guest blogger Missy Brinkmeyer, in Supporting Gifted Learners
We think of tolerance and equality often times under an umbrella of acceptance and lack. We accept diversity. And we support platforms and initiatives designed to bring opportunity to the table. But how do we look upon tolerance and equality in a gifted world?

With our extended circles, families, friendships, social media followers, and friends, we engage and discuss, explain and inform, listen and consider; well, sometimes. These issues are so important that the typical tolerance and support, acceptance (of views) and understanding, fall short; way, way short...
 
Tolerance and Equality ~ Bettering Our World by Joy Navan, in On Gifted Elders
We, the elders, have learned and lived through much of our nationís history. We learned in school about the evils of slavery and how it provoked a division so deep in our country that it took as many as 750,000 lives, based on recent research. We saw the photo of little Ruby Nell Bridges in her Mary Jane shoes and carrying her book bag, the first African American child to intergrate a white southern elementary school. We saw the newscast depicting John Lewis being beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. We saw the March on Washington, and maybe we even participated. Yet, time and again, we have seen the intolerance and inequality as the marginalized in our society advocate for rights guaranteed them...

 
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Updated September 10, 2020


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