White anti-racist lecturer and writer Tim Wise says:
"What white liberals must understand is that people of color owe us nothing. They don't owe us gratitude when we speak out against racism. They don't owe us a pat on the back. They don't owe us a god dammed thing. And if all they do is respond to our efforts with a terse 'about time,' then that's too bad. Get over it."
Tim Wise, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son."
This is why Tim Wise is a Third Tradition Epitome.
Emily and Sarah Kunstler
Emily and Sarah Kunstler are the daughters of one of the most socially conscious activist of our time William Kunstler. Recently his daughters captured their father's uncompromising fight to bring justice to those who society dismissed in the film Disturbing the Universe.
Emily's ability to look deep into her own thoughts on race and prejudice makes her a Third Tradition Epitome.
"I remember my father telling us that all white people are racist including me and Sarah. But I didn't understand what he meant at the time. He meant that we are blind to the depth of our own prejudice and that as long as there is prejudice there can be no such thing as a fair trial"
Naim Satya's Life epitomized the essence of the Third Tradition.
Naim Satya (Kenneth Donald Jenkins) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly December 14, 2010, a passing of which created a vacuum in many communities that embraced him exclusively/inclusively as their own. His ability to make everyone feel special epitomized the essence of the Third Tradition that regardless of who you are you are loved and welcome into my space.
"At the age of eleven I experienced my first awakening to joy as a foundation for living. From then until now I followed something that told me truth was more than accepted perceptions of time and reality. I learned 'life is a dance to the music within you.'"
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"If I ignore them (biases) and believe that I’m acting without them, without looking at them andtesting that I’m not, then I could unconsciously or otherwise, be led to be doing the exact thing I don’t want to do…” Justice Soto Mayor
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