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David Weiner received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964 and subsequently taught at SUNY/Buffalo and The University of Houston, where he received a Teaching Award. He currently teaches community college students in his home city, Austin. During the last half century, and currently, he has promoted and assisted community organizations opposed to racism and inequality. His major focus recently has been the warehousing of minority children in public schools, and the misuse of Zero Tolerance policy.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 17, 2019 Maybe It's All a Big Joke
Is there any point to activism any more? Here is a counter-intuitive argument against apathy.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 6, 2019 On Alienation
Dealing with Alienation through denial is unhealthy
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 25, 2019 Sadism as Policy
Trump's border policy is part of a long tradition involving both political parties.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 26, 2019 Madhouse
Michael Lewis' new book, The Fifth Risk, is must reading for those concerned about the dangers posed by the current administration. Dangers not just to democracy, but to any kind of social stability.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 4, 2019 Something Really Bad Has To Happen?
Waiting until fascism becomes personally painful to address it is not feasible. We must be able to act on predictions of disaster now, in order to continue to thrive.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 8, 2018 Are our leaders competent?
If foreign policy is immoral, unethical and ruthless in disservice of others, many U.S. citizens, even those who deplore it, will oppose this policy tepidly. If its perceived likely projection is our own society in chaos, a viable activism to oppose it may develop.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 25, 2018 Alienation Begone!
Alienation must be acknowledged and addressed. Powerful social forces encourage it but we don't have to cave in to them.
(16 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2018 Alienation and Activism
Activism must focus more on creating face-to-face engagement in order to create memberships able to stay the course when things get rough.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 9, 2017 Toward understanding racism
Focusing on racism expression such as depicted in this Facebook posting may distract from grasping its true character.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 8, 2017 Toward becoming emperor
The Presidents Middle East Policy may be even more alarming than most media indicate
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, October 16, 2017 Are we too apathetic to survive?
Are we apathetic in the face of deplorable policies of the elite today? Or are we uninformed about how consequential their effects will be for all citizens, not just those of color?
(19 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 3, 2017 Kindness and Activism
activism must become a solidary community based movement based on total inclusion. Not a reactive body but a permanent institution