The Alliance of Ethics & Art (AEA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. We are grateful to join with others in the fight against racism, and to seek solutions based on principles of Aesthetic Realism, the education founded by philosopher Eli Siegel:
(1) Every person's deepest desire is to like the world on an honest or accurate basis. This desire is the source of education and all the arts and sciences. (2) The greatest danger of people is to have contempt – "the addition to self through the lessening of something else."
All human injustice is caused by contempt – from a child's sarcastic "put down," to lying, bullying, economic exploitation, voter suppression, war. These principles when studied make it possible for racism to end. – Alice Bernstein
Benedict College Theater Ensenble. Read about them in the right-hand column.
The Urgency of Difference and Sameness
As headlines appear every day about the racism ravaging our nation, we affirm our mission to join with others combatting racism, with Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by the great American educator Eli Siegel, as our basis. With Baltimore recently a scene of turbulence and agony, Congressman Elijah Cummings (shown left), U.S. Representative of Maryland's 7th congressional district since 1996, earned the respect of people of all ages and skin color, speaking in behalf of justice, compassion, and CHANGE.
The Alliance is very proud of Alice Bernstein's interviews with Congressman Cummings in Baltimore and Washington some years ago for the oral history project, "The Force of Ethics in Civil Rights." In the following video excerpt, Mr. Cummings tells of men and women who encouraged his desire for justice, and describes his first memories of racial injustice in Baltimore.
Celebrating the 20th year of this Emmy award-winning public service film, "The Heart Knows Better," by filmmaker and Aesthetic Realism consultant Ken Kimmelman.
"The People of Clarendon County"— A Play
by Ossie Davis & the Answer to Racism!
presented in the nation's capital.
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