The free world needs to learn from the culture wars and embrace diversity and inclusion, says an architecture professor who has championed diversity and equality as an important component of building a more diverse, inclusive and tolerant society.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, David Buell, an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, explains how to create a free and open world in which everyone feels safe.
“We need to find ways of building the social capital that allows us to be more inclusive and welcoming to everyone,” Bueell said.
He believes that building a welcoming and welcoming culture is crucial for the world to come to terms with the consequences of sexual assault, which are still felt today.
“We can’t be so afraid of sexual violence because of the fear of reprisal.
We can’t ignore the fact that sexual assault happens all the time.
We have to recognize that, and we can’t do that by putting the blame on the perpetrators.”
There’s a real difference between being an ‘ally’ in a sexual harassment case and being an ally in a community.
And I believe that is where we need to start looking at the other side of the coin, that there is no right way to do this.
Buell believes that, to have a truly free society, the country needs to build on its history and take on more responsibility for its institutions, its culture, its history.
We need a strong moral and ethical framework, and I think this needs to be built around a culture of mutual respect and empathy, a strong commitment to equality and a commitment to be a beacon of tolerance and inclusion.
“In the world of politics, we’ve had an election cycle where we’ve seen people who are white, wealthy, able to hold office.
We’ve seen the same people who have been victims of sexual abuse, who have had their careers derailed, who’ve been ostracized, who are now being treated as criminal threats.”
The idea of building communities is not something new, Bueill points out.
“In my work, I’ve always had a fascination with how communities work.
A lot of what I’ve been doing for the last 30 years, I think, has been about this idea that community is a dynamic and dynamic force, and that is what we should be striving for.”
“In a world where you have a lot of people who think they’re in the majority, it’s important to understand how you can actually have a very diverse community.
That’s why I’m trying to work with groups of people of color to build community in a really holistic way.
This is an area where I think there are so many similarities, where we can all get together, work together, share experiences and understand what it is we need from each other in order to be able to be successful.”
Bueill believes that the political parties are failing to do enough to create and maintain safe communities.
“[We need] a system that’s based on empathy and community building, and not the fear that’s generated by a few individuals and their views,” he said.
“This is a time when we need a new politics that is grounded in empathy and understanding.”
“If we want to build something that is sustainable, and creates jobs, and builds a more inclusive society, we need all people to come together and work together.”
The question of who can and cannot be victims has been an issue for decades, Buesil points out, and the debate has always been about race and gender.
But now, he says, “it’s time for us to start addressing the issue of race, gender, and sexual orientation.”
The problem with race and the fear it creates, he said, is that people are being judged based on race, rather than based on their actions.
I think we need new politics in order for us, as individuals, to be comfortable being victims of racism and discrimination.
“The current political environment, however, does not meet the standards of those ideals.
It’s not enough to just say, ‘I’m not going to vote for someone because of their race,'” Buella says.
“We also have to say, we’re not going a candidate who has a history of racial discrimination.
We’re going to be saying, we want a candidate that doesn’t have a history.”
But the fear, he argues, is being ignored.
“That’s a problem, because we don’t talk about that, we don’ know that.
It’s kind of hard to have that conversation because the rhetoric is so polarizing,” Buesill said.
He points out that “every candidate, Democrat and Republican, will always say, this is not about me.
It is about us.
That’s not a problem.”
He points to President Donald Trump, who has called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and called for the arrest of all Muslims, as evidence that his campaign platform is not based on the concerns of Americans.