Veronica Montes, your style of engagement here isn’t particularly different than Todd’s. If we (white people, specifically) can only react with either/or binaries to points-of-view that question or challenge our self-perceived sense of moral authority, then we can’t really call this a dialogue.

To me, dialogue refers to engagement in which I am open to being changed by you. This is a radical difference with the debate style of interaction — ref. David Isaacs and David Bohm on the “concussive” nature of debating.

I’m waiting to respond more to Todd because Jillian’s voice is missing. I’m pretty sure it’s her turn.

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