Feeding Our Bias: The Dangers of an Echo Chamber

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A 16-year-old Catholic high school student was thrown onto the stage of national awareness when he had a confrontation with a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Seeing in this incident, and in the Catholic high school students in particular, all the prominent social ills of today, many poured out their outrage. Andy, Terry, and Steve sat down together to offer their thoughts on this issue in today’s edition of the AC Podcast.

Links & Articles

Thought crimes, media abuse and those Catholic high school boys from Covington from Chicago Tribune

Covington Catholic High School students smeared by mainstream media lies — Don’t expect an apology from Fox News

Teenage boy, 16, at center of DC clash says he should have walked away but felt ‘threatened’ and wanted to stand his ground after being harassed by zealot who claimed ‘God’ started the entire confrontation from Daily Mail

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  1. Interesting stuff! On the topic of “dehumanization,” have you guys done any podcasts on the dehumanization of Indigenous peoples here in Canada? John A. Macdonald apparently spoke of “killing the Indian in the child,” and started a program of residential schools (operated by Christian churches) which attempted to educate 7 generations of Native people in our country.

    Have you guys examined the notion of “cultural genocide”, and offered a Christian/Biblical perspective as Canada attempts reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples?

    That would make for some interesting listening! Thanks and have a great day…

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      Hi, James! Thank you for your thoughtful engagement with this episode. We haven’t dedicated a whole episode on that particular topic, though we do mention this from time to time. You may know this already, but Terry is half-Cree, so the issue of Indigenous peoples is something that is brought up with some frequency, even if it’s not on the podcast. At the last year’s conference, he taught a breakout session on this. You may be interested in checking that out. Better yet, give Terry a shout sometime. I’m sure he’d be happy to talk it over with you.

      On a side note, I myself am Korean (as you could probably tell by my family name). My grandparents experienced cultural genocide while Korea was under the colonial occupation by Imperial Japan between 1910 and 1945. So, I have some familiarity with it and I can resonate somewhat with where the Indigenous peoples come from.

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