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  • We Need To Work Together To Create and Protect Peace In America

    We Need To Work Together To Create and Protect Peace In America

    We need to avoid going down the paths into ugly, evil, dysfunctional, damaging, and dangerous instinctive intergroup behaviors that will lure us far too easily into their highly seductive pathways if we do not understand exactly what they are and why they tend to have very real power over our thoughts, emotions, values, and behaviors.

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  • Tribal Behaviors Could Destroy Us As A Nation Or They Can Give Us A Path To Peace

    Tribal Behaviors Could Destroy Us As A Nation Or They Can Give Us A Path To Peace

    Our instincts to divide the world into Us and Them have the power to do serious damage to us all — because we think and act very differently about people when those instincts are in gear in our minds and our groups.

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  • We Can't Build True Peace in America if We Keep Putting So Many Minority Americans In Jail

    We Can't Build True Peace in America if We Keep Putting So Many Minority Americans In Jail

    We imprison far too many minority Americans. We imprison more people than any country in the world. Hispanic Americans are three times more likely to go to jail than White Americans. African Americans are actually six times more likely to go to jail than White Americans.  

    We put far too many people in jail in this country, and far too many of the people we imprison come from our minority groups.   

     

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  • An Influence of Negative Echoes

    An Influence of Negative Echoes

    We need to share thoughts and wisdom from many people about Peace

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  • We Need To Build A Real Peace Movement Now!

    We Need To Build A Real Peace Movement Now!

    We need to create a real Peace Movement for our country. We need people who want Peace and who value Peace to collectively and mutually make the commitment to actually achieve Peace.

    This is the right time for Peace.

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  • Police Departments and Communities Need Win/Win Commitments and Strategies

    Police Departments and Communities Need Win/Win Commitments and Strategies

    Too many police departments today have horrible, contentious, angry, and divisive relationships with major segments of their communities. Arrest rates are disproportionately…

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  • We Need Win-Win Commitments To Achieve And Preserve InterGroup Peace In America

    We Need Win-Win Commitments To Achieve And Preserve InterGroup Peace In America

    We have deep-seated intergroup anger in many settings in America.

    We have groups of people in a number of settings who feel a sense of having been damaged by other groups of people.

    The InterGroup issues that exist between groups of people in America are real and they are measurable.

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  • Win-Win

    Win-Win

    Win-Win Is A Strategy, A Commitment, And An Extremely Useful Belief System

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  • Personal Accountability Is The Key To Enlightened Behaviors

    Personal Accountability Is The Key To Enlightened Behaviors

    We have instincts to be maternal, paternal, territorial, hierarchical, and tribal that all influence our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, inter personal and inter group interactions, and cultural realities in every setting.

    The usual pattern for the world we live in is that we have a basic instinct that guides each of the major areas of our lives, and we then invent cultures to give us a functional tool to use to achieve each instinct in each setting.

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  • Build Trust Now

    Build Trust Now

    Forgiveness can be hard. When people do something unforgivable, and when they do it intentionally and when they know what they are doing, then it is very hard to ever be…

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  • Evil Happens

    Evil Happens

    Evil happens. Evil is real. There are some evil people in the world today who are very intentionally doing evil things to other people.   The four InterGroup…

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