My 47-Step Plan to Make America Less Bigoted

| December 3, 2016

http://media.myfoxmemphiscom.cmgdigital.com/photo/2016/11/09/Best_Quotes_from_Hillary_Clinton___s_Con_0_6561995_ver1.0_640_360.jpgBut for 79,646 votes cast in those three states, [Hillary Clinton would be] the next president of the United States. – Philip Bump, The Washington Post

So, Hillary lost. We’re descending into a dark period of American politics, and you’ve dedicated your life to education. What can and should you do now? First, read “Now is the time to talk about what we are actually talking about” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s great.

But you already know life in America just got a lot more complicated. It’s overwhelming. There are so many people and institutions in need of help, what can one person do? If you’re an educator, you’re probably looking for the most effective ways to make a difference. And you also know that bigotry is part of the challenge we face. So, at least in regard to this widespread problem, don’t worry! I have a 47-step plan to help people with bigoted views discover and understand different, liberal perspectives.

Here’s my 47-step plan:

  1. Don’t be angry with people.
  2. Talk to some people.
  3. Talk about things that matter to me.
  4. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  5. Talk about things that matter to me.
  6. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  7. Talk about things that matter to me.
  8. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  9. Talk about things that matter to me.
  10. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  11. Talk about things that matter to me.
  12. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  13. Talk about things that matter to me.
  14. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  15. Talk about things that matter to me.
  16. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  17. Talk about things that matter to me.
  18. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  19. Talk about how politicians are people.
  20. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  21. Talk about things that matter to me.
  22. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  23. Talk about things that matter to me.
  24. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  25. Talk about things that matter to me.
  26. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  27. Talk about things that matter to me.
  28. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  29. Talk about how journalists are people.
  30. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  31. Talk about things that matter to me.
  32. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  33. Talk about things that matter to me.
  34. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  35. Wear T-shirts with political messages.
  36. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  37. Talk about things that matter to me.
  38. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  39. Talk about things that matter to me.
  40. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  41. Talk about things that matter to me.
  42. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  43. Talk about things that matter to me.
  44. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  45. Talk about things that matter to me.
  46. Listen to other people talk about things that matter to them.
  47. Never forget Trump’s bigotry and how it changed America for the worse.

I’m hoping my plan works.

What are you planning to do?