Inclusion Quotes

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“If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
Shirley Chisholm

Karen Armstrong
“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours. (22)”
Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

“When Europeans arrived on this continent, they blew it with the Native Americans. They plowed over them, taking as much as they could of their land and valuables, and respecting almost nothing about the native cultures. They lost the wisdom of the indigenous peoples-wisdom about the land and connectedness to the great web of life…We have another chance with all these refugees. People come here penniless but not cultureless. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce a better America…”
Mary Pipher

Gregory Boyle
“Compassion isn't just about feeling the pain of others; it's about bringing them in toward yourself. If we love what God loves, then, in compassion, margins get erased. 'Be compassionate as God is compassionate,' means the dismantling of barriers that exclude.

In Scripture, Jesus is in a house so packed that no one can come through the door anymore. So the people open the roof and lower this paralytic down through it, so Jesus can heal him. The focus of the story is, understandably, the healing of the paralytic. But there is something more significant than that happening here. They're ripping the roof off the place, and those outside are being let in.”
Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

“The continuum in which we live is not the kind of place in which middles can be unambiguously excluded. ”
Reuben Abel

Abhijit Naskar
“Love isn't made of a single color, love is a vivacious rainbow, spanning across and beyond the deepest and farthest horizons of the individual mind's ridiculously limited window of perception.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Civilization is when we sit together, with different faces and different forms, yet one sentience.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Worship of Chains (The Sonnet)

Enough with the worship of chains!
Enough with celebration of selfishness!
Time it is to shatter the altars of separation.
Time it is to be the ravager of primitiveness.
Let us hang all our sectarian gods and idols.
Let us start a new worship of love and liberty.
Let us be prophets and messengers of harmony.
Let us be disintegrated in realization of inclusivity.
Let us go insane and kick all prison-gates down.
Let us burn locks to ashes with flames of heart.
Let us call upon the vigor eternal from within.
Let us hunt down the last trace of inhuman dirt.
Let us draw a noble anatomy for civilization.
Let us lay ourselves as cornerstones of ascension.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Let us hang all our sectarian gods and idols. Let us start a new worship of love and liberty. Let us be prophets and messengers of harmony. Let us be disintegrated in realization of inclusivity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“I am the seed of all assimilation, the first one standing, earthquakin' egalitarian.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Love is Not A Christian Thing (The Sonnet)

Love thy neighbor is not a christian thing,
Love stuck in barriers stays love no more.
Shalom, ahava, simcha are not jewish concepts,
Peace, love and joy constitute life's core.
There's no christianity, there's only love,
There's no buddhism, there's only compassion,
There's no naskarism, there's only humanity,
There's no humanism, there's only assimilation.
Faith that raises walls within the mind,
Is faith of the prehistoric savages.
Faith has a place in civilized society,
Only if it helps break assumptions and barriers.
Let us come together across faith and culture.
Let us be companions in each other's adventure.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Rohit Bhargava
“Our stories cannot become more diverse and inclusive if the characters inside them are reduced to stereotypes.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“As humans, we all have subjective, ingrained beliefs that inform our decision-making, even if we aren’t aware of them. The problem is that the one-sided media we consume can end up confirming our perspectives rather than challenging them.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Being a global citizen means appreciating our shared humanity no matter what nation you call home.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Food is perhaps the most accessible way to experience another culture. It does not require you to have a friend or colleague from another culture and you don’t even need to travel outside your hometown.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Every culture’s history is essential. Everyone deserves to have their lives elevated through the beauty of truthful representation.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“The reason diversity quotas or affirmative action initiatives exist is to open a door that might otherwise be shut. But opening that door just enough to let one person through and then letting it shut once more isn’t the progress we need.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Those with the least social capital and power shouldn’t be asked to instigate the most change.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Sometimes moving forward requires looking backward. Institutions also need to hold themselves accountable and increase their awareness of how government agencies, systems, and leaders have enacted harm toward marginalized populations in the near and distant past.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“An inclusive world starts with each of us choosing to respect perspectives other than our own, treating everyone with respect and choosing to stand up for others who need our support. More than anything else, this is what going beyond diversity truly means.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“We exist through intersections, but our conversations about diversity regularly push us to pick one identity for ourselves at the expense of others.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“It is a rarely spotlighted irony that so much of the dialogue about diversity and inclusion ends up emphasizing what sets us apart instead of what brings us together.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“Storytelling can be the most potent way to celebrate progress, inspire change, and bring about a more diverse world. If stories shape our perceptions, then perhaps the stories we never hear shape our biases through the lack of awareness they enable.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Rohit Bhargava
“You cannot understand someone whose life experience is only ever portrayed to you through movies.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Abhijit Naskar
“Forget King James and Uncle Sam, as humans and for humans let us live.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Key to your life is in another's heart.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Heaven and hell exist here and now, they are manifestations of human behavior. Acts of oneness bring heaven in a moment, deeds of division breed hell from thin air.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Germany Kent
“Champion inclusivity, honor differences and seek diverse perspectives.”
Germany Kent

Abhijit Naskar
“Home Country (The Sonnet)

If immigrants ain't real Americans,
Neither is our revered Lady Liberty.
She too came from a distant land,
Yet today she is the American epitome.
If even this doesn't broaden your heart,
What about the founders of our history!
All of them were textbook immigrants,
What white supremacists cuss as refugee.
Any land that holds potential for ascension,
Draws the repressed souls of humanity.
Though I belong to the whole wide world,
Land of Lady Liberty is my home country.
A nation's character isn't defined by rigidity,
It is defined by a hearty unity in diversity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Handcrafted Humanity: 100 Sonnets For A Blunderful World

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“These two had no real understanding of doing anything alone. They had come together at such a young age that they knew of no world but the one they inhabited alongside each other.
But they were not twins. And they had no illusions that they were, despite what their mother pretended in polite company. Each one of the children knew how Hud had joined the family. June had always told the kids the story with a sense of awe and destiny. She told them sometimes wild circumstances help fate unfold.
Jay and Hud. An apple and an orange. They did not have the same abilities or wear the same virtues. And yet, they still belonged side by side.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Malibu Rising

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