Re: Labels

P. Myers (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:17:21 -0800 (PST)

Yes, Tom, and I would add:  critically *interrogate that diversity:  it's
origin; who benefits; who defines and how goods are limited and dispensed
differentially as a function of perceived differentnesses...self-defined
diversity is fundamental to the celebration you espouse, below.

collapse the language of fear of difference into a use of the politics of
difference; learning to speak across differences is what hpn is all about
for me...the personal as political...different and yet welcome in this
diverse community.

Pat Myers

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Tom Boland wrote:

> Thanks for the great poem, Virginia.  How true!  Quit framing people into
> categories, listen and learn from differences, and celebrate diversity!
> Write on!--Tom
> >Labels scare us, push us apart,
> >make us think we have something to fear,
> >when in fact we have much to learn
> >from those who differ from us.