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Black Lives Matter: The Citizenship Ideal

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" We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality...Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly...Strangely enough I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be..." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A Common Philosophy

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One September Sunday morning, something very important happened. Even though I was still quite fatigued from my work week, I performed my usual morning meditation but afterward the following new thoughts began to enter my mind. In my journal I wrote:

Because we are a nation which is so diverse and can only function peacefully as a melting pot, meaning that our differences have to blend rather than form barriers which polarize and divide: We must have a common philosophy. This philosophy must assert, at minimum, that in order to have a better life we must dedicate our lives to each other...

These thoughts find their roots in a theme that was first introduced in my memoir, The Tao of Public Service and which I have been trying to clearly articulate ever since.

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These Sunday morning thoughts are important because their tendrils seem to seek and find support in the idea of mutuality.

The Principle of Mutuality

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Eric Z. Lucas is an alumnus of Stanford University (Creative Writing Major: 1972-1975), the University of Washington (1981: BA English Literature and Elementary Education) and Harvard Law School, J.D. 1986. Since law school he has been a public (more...)

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