Celebrating Our Differences

Know this guy?

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Michael Sam, the All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year, who said that he is gay in an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” last Sunday.  He’s also expected to be chosen in the upcoming NFL draft.

Here’s a SI article about Sam’s coming out:  Michael Sam

But what this post is really all about is this man:

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His name is Dale Hansen, and he’s the sports anchor for ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA.  I encourage you to watch and listen to him as he analyzes the Sam story.

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept & celebrate those differences.” 

— Audre Lorde

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Good for Michael “Sam I Am” and kudos for Dale Hansen for providing us a time to celebrate.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Robert on February 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    It’s time to celebrate our differences because its the one thing we all have in common. We each are different no matter how you look at it. And that makes it even better because then you and I can’t be compared to anyone else.

    Reply

  2. Very true! Comparisons just lead to frustrations.

    Reply

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