We Are Not Good Despite Our Imperfections

November 21, 2011

We are not good despite our imperfections; it is our connection with our imperfections that allows us to be good. Our connection with our personal and common imperfections, being mindful of those personal and common imperfections, is what allows us to be good to each other and good to ourselves.

Jay Smooth at TEDxHampshire, on remembering that we can (and must) engage racism without forcing ourselves into a binary where racist word or action = bad person… which of course shuts down conversation completely and prevents us from correcting ourselves or others. Watch the video, seriously.