ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “Jordan Flaherty: Say No to the Savior Complex” / The Laura Flanders Show ☮

“In the real world, people don’t need heroes, they need systemic solutions to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism.”

Journalist and author of “No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality” Jordan Flaherty talks about savior complexes and why they get in the way of real change.

EMPATHY AND COMPASSION: “Cashier Humiliates Couple Who Can’t Afford Their Groceries, but Then THIS Happens . . .” / Liberal America ☮

CashierI recently found this story online and I felt compelled to share it. It’s about a young woman who did a beautiful thing for a young couple who was in a grocery store line with her.

Below is the story:

“After paying for my groceries today I was preparing to walk away and I see the cashier rolling her eyes and sucking her teeth as a young lady and young man, (who obviously didn’t have a lot of money) were putting up their groceries, I had a really strong feeling that I was supposed to stay close to these youngsters. Well I stayed and watched as the cashier slammed through their things — the final total was $123.40.

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