Why the Name Third Traditions?

The recovery movement founder balked at inviting people outside of his class, race or gender into his burgeoning fellowship of fraught addicts until an epiphany convinced him otherwise. 

Certain that all groups must be welcomed, he then created a special tenet, the Third Tradition that embodied total inclusion of all people desiring relief from their struggles.  He composed twelve suggested rules to stave off any hierarchical structure in his unique group, however, the Third Tradition best challenged his personal biases.  

Likewise, Third Traditions unveils all our prejudices hidden behind good will and seeks to bring harmony to the cognitive dissonance between good intentions and actual impact.   (Traditions is purposely plural to avoid copyright infringement.)

Third Traditions Basic Definitions

Bias Deniers
People who, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, insist bias plays no part in disparate impact or in disparate treatment.

Tweet Speed
The time it takes for a black suspect’s image to go viral.  

Tweet Worthy
Social Media post are Tweet Worthy when the user captures and shares random acts of kindness; for example, a young person yielding their seat to a senior on the bus.  Tweet Worthy departs from the reflex to publicly shame a person and instead, celebrates the humanity of each and every individual.

Third Traditions Slogans

Mob Hysteria


of San Francisco is
a thespian theater
with many melodramatics promoting their cause. 
From the spontaneous dog park on your neighborhood corner
to the sudden hipster infusion at your local coffee shop.

of San Francisco is a thespian theater

with many melodramatics promoting their cause.

The Revolution Will Not Be Digitized

"The Revolution will not be televised.” 
The revolution will not be digitized. 
The revolution towards a beloved community
will be in the eyes of your Black, Brown, sisters and brothers. 
Unplug to plug into the “The Souls of Black Folks.”

"...a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation.....Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood."

1958 quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

Remaining a Awake Through a Great Revolution

Again, the revolution will not be digitized.