"Tolerance is love;
acceptance is a greater love still"
|"Diversity has been
written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a
rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased. In fact,
there is a general acknowledgement, in all but the most troglodytic
precincts, that our racial diversity is a major American competitive
advantage in the global economy."
~ Joe Klein,
Magazine, Dec. 18, 2006
is not enough because there's no educational component to it."
~ Gustav Niebuhr, author of Beyond Tolerance
are far too eager to lay the blame for all that
ails the world at the feet of those who happen
to think differently than we do"
~Barack Obama in his elegy at the
memorial for those who died in the Tucson
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and
narrow mindedness." Read some of my
travel-inspired poetry on my
Carolyn Howard-Johnson sees intolerance (or better, lack of acceptance)
as the root of the evils that have afflicted men and women, probably
since Ardipithecus, and in modern times from the world wars to 9/11 to
the political and religious stalemates we have been experiencing
in the last few years. Here you will find resources of everything from
organizations to plays, books, and other artistic pursuits that promote
tolerance. This from a lovely personal friend of mine, now deceased, she
leaves you this thought:
"May we become all the Love we receive!"
in memory of Nade
Haines, writer and survivor
Resources and Food for Thought
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel is
a pure delight as well as a beautifully designed book.
Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across
Cultures by Joe Lurie.
Published by Cultural Detective. ISBN 97881512113266. Should
be required reading for all high school civics classes.
Fold by Jim Ure
Beast by Ellen Snortland
Check out the
Gorgias Press. They specialize in
books on things like the genocide of Syrian Christians during WWI,
Iraqi folk tales, Christian minorities in Turkey, etc.
The works of
George Marsh Fredrickson (1934 to March, 2008).~ Hazel Rose Markus,
Stanford professor, says his studies "should be required reading for
anyone concerned with changing the world or creating a better one."
include his Pulitzer Prize finalist and others:
Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union
Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American
Character and Destiny
Liberation: A Comparative History of Black Ideologies in the
United States and South Africa and Racism: A Short
recent, published just before his death is Big Enough to Be
Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race.
Reminder to Keepers of
"Free speech is everything, the whole ball game.
Free speech is everything!"
Nobel Prize Winner
Stop the Press: How the
Mormon Church Tried to Silence the Salt Lake Tribune
(Prometheus Books) by James W. Ure.
History of Anti Semitism by
Phyllis Goldstein. Foreword by Sir Harold Evans
The Assault On Reason by Al Gore
God Is Not Great by
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
Buddha Is as Buddha Does by Lama
Tolerance (Viking, 2008) by Gustav Niebuhr Neibuhr says
"Religion is to the 21st century what ideology was to the 20th."
He believes there is an need for a dialogue and acceptance
between faiths because religion is a danger to the world, a
danger as serious as the Cold War of the 20th Century. He also
believes that, though much work needs to be done, there is an
important shift in the air, one of cooperation and understanding
Fiction and Poetry
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Worthy Brown's Daughter
courtroom drama, historical fiction,
and page-turning mystery all in one, by a New York Times bestselling
The Kite Runner by Kaled
This Is the Place by Carolyn
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in a book suitable for all collections, particularly those
where . . .
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~ Library Journal
"This Is the Place is a love letter to Utah."
~ Debra Gold, consultant and actor
First the Raven by Leora Krygier
One Sister's Song
by Karen DeGroot
Conarroe, a biracial woman, never planned to move back to her small,
predominantly white, hometown in western New York. But when she was
named guardian to her teenage nephew, she had no choice but to do
just that. Eight months later, Audrey prepares to sell her sister’s
old farmhouse when a series of discoveries forces her to rethink
everything she’s ever assumed about love, race, and respect. One Sister's Song explores challenges faced by individuals
and families of mixed-race heritage as well as single parenting,
grief recovery, and the Underground Railroad.
The Vast Unknowing
poems by Nancy
Shiffrin and Game with Variations
are both books of poems with various themes on tolerance.
"Shiffrin explores the questions Who are we? and What made us that
explores a number of sources of our identity . . . . [in the
poem] “My Shoah” [Shiffrin] brings together many of her disparate
threads—family religion...evil...details from her personal
makes them work together. When she is at her best, as in this poem,
Shiffrin produces deep powerful poetry. ~ G. Murray Thomas,
by Warren Stucki, M.D.
"BOY'S POND was first published
in 2002, yet six years later interest remains strong. Set it St.
George, Utah, ts themes are timeless. It is a multi-layered
story that explores the ramifications of the Yucca Flats
radiation fallout and sickness that ensued; government lies and
cover up; early death and conventional religion impotence in
explaining this tragedy as well as religious and native American
prejudice. A classic and well worth the read."
Elan Barnehama: Can
love between Barbara and Nicky survive 1960’s small town Virginia, a
time when relationships like theirs were mostly hidden and often
Red in the Flower Bed, a picture book by Andrea Nepa, fills a
special niche in helping children understand interracial
adoption. A review by Katie Hines of this fantastic book is
A Purrfect Love
by D. K. Abbott. Most of us feel different in one way or another. Here's
a little book for preschool children about a kitty who is a different
color from his siblings and makes a very unkitty like sound when he
mews. It is sure to teach youngsters (subtly, of course!) acceptance--of
others and of themselves. I give it five stars for content. I also liked
the illustrations. They were, well...gentle. Perfect for the subject
Fiction Depicting the Repression of Women
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kaled Hosseini
Snow Flower and the Secret
Fan by Lisa See
Love by Lisa See
Marry the Mormon Boys by Janet Kay Jensen. "A light
mystery-romance set with a polygamist cult background. Insight
and sensitivity. Sound research."
and Love Train Photo
With thanks to Frank McMillon
If a family can't
afford to educate both its son and its daughter, "give the education to
~From a local saying in the village in the Gojal region of Pakistan
nestled between the Karakorum Mountains
near China and Afghanistan where all children are now going to school
and most speak four languages.
Source: National Geographic, April, 2017.
Golestan-Parast's primary purpose is to forge acceptance and
understanding between the peoples of Iran and America, his work also
covers important events like the 6.6 earthquake that devastate Bam. So
in addition to the video on Iran, you may also want to look up
on his site. Golestan-Parast's
motto is "Humanity Has No Borders."
Peace and Tolerance Museums
for a list of peace and tolerance museums.
Endowment for International Peace
seeks to end
For opinions on a naturalistic worldview;
an introduction to the
History and Ourselves works to increase understanding between
planet holds a contest for poetry that promotes cross-cultural
Israel's (Hollywood) A World of Difference Institute.
Unified School District's Kinder Readiness Program
Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity In American
writers of all genres can learn much from one another. I am an avid film
goer, learning much from film story structure and screenwriters. Follow
my reviews on Twitter by going to htp://twubs.com/MovieReviews or just #MovieReviews.
Many point out techniques writers of other genres can use. I rate the
movies from one to ten.
earned a cult following, both Mormon and Non Mormon for its balanced
portrayal of the LDS missionary experience. My husband, Lance Johnson,
plays the coffee mug guy in this movie. Available on DVD.
Skin is not
about sex as one might imagine but about the horrors and inhumanity that
are the result of intolerance. A fine independent film, poignant and--in
spite of its theme--full of love. A portrait of what it means to be
The Help is
both a novel and film. I expect it to be an Academy Award nominee in
directed by Clint Eastwood. Courage, inspiration, tolerance, forgiveness
coupled with a great story.
tolerance. Violation. Redemption. Search it out. Spanish with Eng
subtitles. A Ten.
Even the Rain.
About tolerance, friendship, caring and the importance of our art.
Spanish with English subtitles. Nine of Ten.
In Darkness is an
amazing depiction of mankind's inhumanity to man, based on a true story.
It was inspired by the book In the Sewers of Lvov by Robert
Marshall. This film is one to study for near-perfect screenplay
construction (and, by default, novel construction).
The Flat is a memoirish documentary by Israeli Arnon Goldfinger that explores
forgiveness, acceptance, and denial while searching for what his family
never talked about, the years of the Holocaust.
The Other Son
explores acceptance, bigotry, and political and religious beliefs. An
Arab and Jewish child get accidentally switched a birth. A poignant
portrayal of how both the grown brothers and the parents come to terms
with others and themselves.
#MovieReviews: WADJA for anyone who want more than 1 1/2 hours of entertainment.
Exquisite little film with big content. 10 of 10 You might want to
Google the making of the film, too. It's entertainment of its own sort.
Belle, an Academy Award
winner for sure!
Ode to My Father
gives us lessons on the myriad ways war touches everyone's lives, this
one set in Korea.
Selma, though not
as true to history as I'd like it to be, film must first of all
entertain and that means they must somehow take fact and shape it for a
story arc including conflict as this film does. Still the intent
of this film reaches toward greatness and I gave it a ten of ten.
Woman in Gold is a
glorious mix of theme and visual delight the underscores the destructive
nature of intolerance.
have won the Oscar for Best Picture if it had been nominated for that
instead of Best Foreign Film. It is perfection from start to finish.
Bridges with Tom Hanks and directed by Steven
Spielberg has some amazing scenes of the buidling of the Berlin Wall,
something few westerners ever saw for themselves or even as media
Rock the Kasbah with Bill Murray is a flawed film
but the message and inspiration are worth the seeing!
Suffragette (2015) is a portrait in courage and an
inspiration to continue the fight. (Saudi Arabia has "promised" by
October of 2015 to give women the vote.)
Carolyn's Reviews of Movies at
Watch for these
Missionary Position, written
and performed by
may be on its
way to Broadway soon.
a Mormon Boy by
conceived and written by Sharleen Cooper Cohen. The life of Lena
Horne. Very long but rated excellent. Watch for it in your home
A Los Angeles theatre often features
work that celebrates tolerance,
Made Playhouse is featured The Foreigner by Larry Shue.
If you didn't get to
see the production directed by Stan Kelly, watch for it elsewhere. A
pure Downsouth spoof on the klan. Sometimes intolerance is better
tackled with humor. 626 355 4318.
by Dael Olandersmith closed at LA's Center Theatre Group, the
Kirk Douglas Theatre. When it comes to your town, hope you'll
consider seeing it. She is a veritable story-telling storm and her
acting is just as good. She also wrote Bones.
Incident at Vichy is a superb examination of the all-too
human tendency toward intolerance--and heroism. It may be even more
fascinating read than on stage. The subtleties could be studies and
Utah, Its Religion, and Culture
Fold by Jim Ure
by Natalie Collins
Marry the Mormon Boys by Janet Kay Jensen. Find
my review of
Of course, my
This Is the Place and
and, yes, even
Richard Ostling and Joan K. Ostling (Harpers). ISBN 0061432954)
A little Utah Memory
Carolyn and very long time Utah friend, Karen Bryner, in Big Cottonwood
On the left we are in front of the old Brighton general
store. It's been around since I learned to ski.
Right, Karen and I
watching moose. Ahem, the moose is center, just in case you have
never seen a moose in Utah.
He was watching us watch him.
That Unfortunately Prove That Intolerance
Is Still Alive and
The articles mentioned below are all from one issue of
a Time Magazine. Really. Just one week's news!
Time Magazine, August,
2007: Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama is addressing her husband's
biracial credentials at a Women for Obama event on Chicago's South Side.
It was predominantly an audience of black women.
"We're still playing
around with the question, Is he black enough? Stop that nonsense."
Won't it be nice when
we don't have to address color at all?
Magazine: August 2007: I. A. Rehman, a human-rights activist from
Pakistan, addresses the relations between India and his country:
learn to be good neighbors. And I'm optimistic. People cannot be foolish
Magazine: August, 2007: Vice president of soccer's international
governing body, Jack Warner, in a statement that he will block an
English Bid to host the Soccer World Cup of 2008:
in Europe likes England. England invented the sport but has never made
any impact on world football."
Magazine, August, 2007: "Eight years after the U.S. and its NATO allies
went to war to stop former Yogoslav President Slobodan Milosovic's
ethnic-cleansing campaign in Kosovo, efforts to integrate the province's
two ethnic communities have produced disappointing results."
Museum at Oslo
Finalist in performance
Norwegian Cruise Lines Star Search.
Available for reprint at no charge
with permission from the
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson (c)
surf my windshield, slip across my reflection, tears
fettered by gravity. I look into my father’s face, decades gone,
than my own. Years later I search for family
Norway’s fjords shed salty droplets
like my father’s. Round faces. Eyes dilute-blue
pale skies above them. Men who fought
Churchill’s voice crackled through smuggled vacuum
Here miniature battles, cotton snow, charcoal
tiny lead replicas of soldiers now gone, desperate
photo-faces of the condemned. Only days before I reached this spur,
I saw my
grandson off to war, alone. A sacrifice.
For my father who never marched. Travis’ face
pasted behind a window, an upside down smiley
behind windows tinted khaki, his bus taking
from me. I leave the dark halls, history
to sit outside fortress walls, put my head
my knees. Gasp for comfort. Fragile. A portrait
bureau at home. Acidglass shores up the image
by time. My father, stands in sepia snow,
face, eyes look beyond the frame at me. He wouldn’t know
boys his age, his blood, resisting Hitler’s hand
his arms against them. Oceans, bodies of land
my father and these others. Here a disconnect,
a link I
cannot touch or breathe. Once I was a child
not have to say goodbye, now a grandmother
pay the price. My grandson. Heads for heat
and sand. He, too, resists. He, however,
doesn’t know quite why or who or what.
Nordic rain does not, cannot wash
memory or the present clean or clear.
Copyright© Carolyn Howard-Johnson 2007.
Taking a Dose
of What’s Good For You
Heard of Terezin?
(Available for reprint at no charge with permission from the
Learn more about Terezin from DVDs produced by 60 minutes; available on
It was the side
trip no one talked about. And then everyone did. Some were
interested. Some were afraid. No one was enthusiastic.
"It will be good
for the younger students. You know…to learn what we remember,"
one of we more mature students enrolled in the Glendale College
Summer Studies Program in Prague said. We nodded solemnly. In
the end we all—young and old--went to Terezin because we felt we
This was not a
death camp in the strictest definition of the word. It was a
camp where people were "retained" before they were sent on to
Auschwitz or one of the others where there were facilities for
mass destruction. Still there were ovens to cremate those who
died of mistreatment or starvation or overwork or natural
causes. It was no wonder there was some reticence among us.
Our tour guide was
Michal. She was from Israel and spoke so many languages I lost
count. Perhaps in her late 20’s, with curly dark hair and dark
eyes that sometimes reflected generational pain, she had come to
Prague at the suggestion of one of her professors in Israel. "My
wish for you is that one of you will find unique blessings of
Prague," he had told her. She was searching for a place to
practice her arts. She was a puppeteer, a performance art
enjoyed by many Czechs. She was also a writer. Sometimes, as an
avocation, she led tours to Terezin because she wanted others to
learn from its history. Her grandmother had perished there.
When I first saw
her she was sitting on one of the stairs among students piled on
the stairs with their daypacks. She wore a long black dress with
huge yellow hibiscus printed on it. Black for mourning? Yellow
for hope? I was busy with a journal, one of the assignments for
writing class I was taking at Prague’s Charles University.
"Are you a writer?"
she said. I noticed later that she managed to ask every one of
her charges a personal question about themselves, welcoming them
with her soft accent. She invited me to a poetry reading for
later that week. "It’s in a cellar. Just like you think of when
you think of Bohemians."
I told her that I
only write in English. "Prague is for everyone," she said. "So
And she was right.
From the bus we could see fields unfurled like flags of orange
and yellow. Poppies, sunflowers, mustard weed. We were
travelling Northwest from Prague and wouldn’t be too far from
Dresden when we arrived. Berlin was beyond that. We would be in
the Sudentenland, the Czech lands where most spoke German. They
were given over to Hitler without a shot fired.
There was a
fortress on the right. Graves with poppies carefully placed at
the headstones. Past the Ohre river. Into a village. A museum
where we saw the stuff of life—sewing projects, drawings, music,
even plays—works of art done by those held in the camp. There
was a wall in the museum that had been frescoed into a permanent
display with the images of official lists of human cargo the
trains held. They were like human ghosts on bills of lading.
Michal read one
name. It was that of a child, born the same day and month I was.
I was overwhelmed and did what writer’s do. The journal I was to
keep for my creative writing class came in handy:
Child of terror
Born in April
On the fourth
I am 60.
He is never.
When I finished
writing, my group had disappeared. I wandered the streets of the
little town searching for them. It was extremely hot (one of the
few hot days in the entire month we were there) and there was
hardly anyone about. Finally I gave up my quest, exhausted. I
sat in a town square next to an old woman who was crocheting.
"Was tust du?" I
said in the familiar of German, because I couldn’t remember the
seem to mind my impertinence. She took out piles of doilies from
a basket and told me she made them to sell. She also discovered
that I was "lost" and found someone who led me back to my group.
I decided that, though it was good to be back with them, I was
meant to have had this idle time sitting with an old lady on a
shady park bench. It was a view of a town with a horrible past
that somehow goes on living in the present.
We went on to
another memorial where trees "give a beautiful shadow," as
Michal worded it. A place too beautiful for a massacre.
This memorial had
been placed at Terezin by a newer generation of Israelis. They
had noticed that their generation has been deprived of aunts and
uncles for they were all dead. They also became aware that they
never saw anyone wearing boots because the memories of boots
were still too vivid. There were no dogs, either. Watchdogs had
not been their friends. The scars were still evident, two and
three generations later. A memorial would help us all to
So, in honor of
Michal, I will not dwell on the morgue or the ovens but on hope
for a better future. A better future ensured if we visit Terezin,
in person or in print. The student who said this visit would be
good for the younger students was wrong. It was good for all of
us. This was a place of horror. But it was also a monument to
the strength of spirit, both of those who died and those who
survived and those who still make a life there. Those of us who
visit history may choose to do things differently in the future.
We may respect life, the way those Jews and Gypsies and
Intellectuals and Homosexuals did, even in the face of death.
Copyright© Carolyn Howard-Johnson 2007
This is published anonymously
those missives sent around on the web with
I feel the author will forgive
I also must note that most of us would
rather deny that which offends us or reflects
poorly on us.
That is part of the human
condition. Only those with courage
own up to the
reality of whatever they dislike
their own past.
Eisenhower in Dachau
It is a matter of history that when Supreme
Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight
Eisenhower, found the victims of the death
camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be
taken, and for the German people from
surrounding villages to be ushered through the
camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this
effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the
films - get the witnesses - because somewhere
down the track of history some bastard will get
up and say that this never happened. All that
is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for
good men to do nothing'.
the University of Kentucky removed The Holocaust
from its school curriculum because it 'offended'
the Muslim population which claims it never
This is a frightening portent of the fear
that is gripping the world and how easily each
country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the
Second World War in Europe ended.
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None of us is without intolerance. Not only gender, race,
religion but the things that "don't count" like fat and
fashion. The trick is to recognize even the ones we consider
unimportant when they occur, take ownership of them if
they're ours, and refuse to act on them. If they belong to
others, gently--ever so gently--point to their existence.
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Pulse is full of poems that describe love from the eyes and
hearts of young and old. We see love in its youthful stage, stirring the
hearts of man and woman alike and tying a bond that even death cannot
break. As we continue reading, we understand that love deepens into an
awesome, but quiet joy as the couple grows older. These poems renew our
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Imagining the Future is written expressly for fathers "and
other masculine apparitions."
She Wore Emerald Then is a book of Moods of Motherhood:
thirty poems by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn
Howard-Johnson, with original photography by May Lattanzio. A
beautifully presented, tender and strikingly original gift book, ideal
for Mother's Day or any day when you want to celebrate the notion of
motherhood in its broadest sense. Share this collection with someone
Red: Christmas Poetry for the Rational on this Web site.
is an e-chapbook and paperback
published in the time-honored
of poets everywhere.
This collection of
ecologically oriented poems traverses a wide terrain, moving
from the loss of species to the beauty of the natural world,
from drought to the exploration of alternative planets. It's
an exhilarating collection that breaks boundaries and leads
the reader deep into the personal heart of perception.
Released by award winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and
Magdalena Ball to celebrate Earth Day, this is a collection
of poetry that weaves the personal with the universal.
Photograpy by Ann Howley.
“Whatever your age these
poems celebrating women will
speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not
poems to be read once. They will stay with you forever.”
~ Nancy Famolari, author.
Tracings is winner of the Military Society of
America's Award of Excellence and named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten
Best Reads of 2005
Imperfect Echoes is
Carolyn's newest poetry book. Writing Truth and Justice with Capital
Letters, lie and oppression with Small.
Cover and interior
art by Richard Conway Jackson
All proceeds go to Amnesty International