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Debbie Cross

"Help one person at a time to eliminate hatred and intollerance"

Layton, UT, USA
female, age 55
married, 4 children
Speaks: English and some Spanish
Joined May 14, 2010


 
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I care about the Constitution, equal rights and promoting peace between people of all ethnic groups.  I believe that the biggest threat to our country are laws that violate the Constitution and the hatred that leads to those laws.  Hatred and prejudice harms both the person that feels them and the people that are the target.  In most cases, that hatred and prejudice are fueled by lack of knowledge and lack of understanding the people that are targeted.  Hatred separates good people from one another.  It tears at the soul of our country.  I care about people of all races and about the unique obstacles faced by each unique and special person.  I have been a literacy volunteer for 15 years and have succeeded in teaching over 150 people of all ages how to read.  I have attended 6 college graduations of students I have taught.  The joy I feel when I see the excitement in the eyes of my student who can finally read is worth every hour of work.  I volunteer in shelters and assist in getting training to those who are homeless.  They want to learn, want to work and want to be self sufficient.  They just need help to reach their dreams.  I volunteer as a tutor for all children of any race who struggle with school.  When you help a student succeed, you change the world and our country one child at a time.  I have worked and succeeded in setting up scholarships for multiple different special needs.  When I read or hear people write or speak with hatred based words, my heart breaks for both the speaker/writer and for the people targeted by those words.  My philosophy is that if a person does not like a certain part of our society, reach out and help the people you feel the hatred towards.  After serving and assisting them, they will no longer be "things" to hate but will be people that the person will understand and care about.  If changes need to be made, then we all need to work together to bring about those changes.  Some people have told me that I am naive...until they try it and their lives change forever.  There is a deep truth in the concept that when we walk in the shoes of another person, it changes who we are and what our perception of other people are.  I promote changing shoes often and regularly and walking with different groups of people down the path of their lives.  It opens the eyes and the heart.  It changes your soul.

 
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Joined May 14, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Hometown Ogden 
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Birthday April 10, 1959  
Languages English and some Spanish  
About Me I care about my country, my family, my neighbors and the people I assist each day. I have had a wide variety of experiences that have shaped me into who I am today.
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Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - Mormon/Latter Day Saints  
Eating Habits Balanced diet  
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My Philosophy Serving others brings understanding, tolerance and binds society together. Serve more, bicker less and stop hating one another.
What Gives Me Hope The children of today are strong, determined and caring of one another (unless they have parents or others who teach hatred and prejudice early).
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would create groups that consist of a wide variety of races, beliefs and political stances and have that committee work together in a wide variety of service projects. After working together for other for a period of time, I would then begin to address differences between the groups. By then, my job would be much easier because attitudes would be soften, heart would be more open and each individual in the committee would understand one another and the people they had served differently. I would then send those members out into their local communittees to start the process all over again. I would enact changes through compromises and tolerance. I would never allow the Constitution to be broken nor allow the rights of individuals to be taken away.
What/who changed my life and why I hated African Americans when I was a teenager and was very scared of them. My mother signed me up to work on building a house for a family that had five children and were homeless. The family was African American and half of the building crew were also African American. I changed that summer. I am still very good friends with six of the people I worked with. I loved those children in that family and felt joy in our accomplishment. I no longer hate African American and value them as my friends, neighbors, coworkers. I no longer see ethnic differences in the people I meet...I just see the person. My mother was wise and changed my life that summer.
What Bugs Me Cruelty to children, Apathy and ignorance, Laws that smash the Constitution, Harrassment of an ethnic group, Gossips, Slander and lies about others, Words and actions that are based on hate  
Passions My husband and children, Education for all, Equal rights and tolerance, Literacy across the world  
Inspirations Change the world, one person at a time  
What Scares Me Rising numbers of illiterate, Increasing hatred and prejudice, Apathy, Constitution hanging by a thread  
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    After all we put up with from these folks figured you could use a laugh and a smile HA HA


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    Jun 7, 2010 2:58 AM

    Sue D. (156)
    Hi Debbie, sorry it's taken me so long to say

    And thanks for being a friend.
    Sue

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