Lee Mun Wah is one of my all time heroes and someone whose work has served as an example and and inspiration to me. Perhaps his movie, "The Color of Fear" is one of the most pivotal viewing experiences of my life. You might like to preview a powerful and stunning moment with this clip from youtube. It is a stunning 2 minutes, trust me. Then, go to your public library and rent this movie.
My admiration for this incredible man, Lee Mun Wah, turned into a FB friend request. I just wanted to 'know' him, even if the 'knowing' was a little glimpse of his musings through social networking media. It happened that I 'friended' him with a comment about how much I was looking forward to meeting him at the WPC, where he was in attendance and presenting.
Just this week Lee Mun Wah posted this article on his FB account. It's the news story of a student leader at California State University who was stabbed and attacked. The allegations are that this is a racially motivated attack at it is being called a hate crime. Lee Mun Wah states, "...the comments [following the article] are telling of where we stand divided in this country on race relations. What are your thoughts?"
I ask you the same. I don't care where these hate crimes occur - my neighborhood or yours. Every single one of them deserves our attention and our outrage.
P.S. I met the man in the youtube video, Victor Lee, at the conference too - and I friended him as well. I'm such a FB stalker of people I admire!