SDC Blog - Unitched Ears

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Welcome to the  the Social Development Commission’s blog Unitched Ears. The term “itching ears” refers to the human tendency to surround one’s self with teachings and proclamations that only reinforce one’s preconceived notions. This tendency operates independent of ideology—it is something that everyone is guilty of from time to time. The consequence of satisfying our itching ears is that we often lack a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing our community. The incomplete understanding that we do have may not be based on facts, experiences, or results. Instead, we tend to quickly ally ourselves on one side of an issue and defend that perspective against any and all perceived threats. This system yields acrimony, contempt, and intransigence.

This blog seeks an alternative. Unitched Ears will deconstruct poverty based on facts, quality research, historical evidence, and proven solutions. Everything is on the table. SDC intends to create a place where community members can learn more about issues impacting Metro Milwaukee and various ways those issues can be addressed. SDC staff will solicit feedback from all readers and use that feedback to contribute to future posts—with the understanding that we do not have all the answers ourselves.

Below is a list of promises we make to readers of Unitched Ears:

(1)   Posts will discuss poverty or a related issue;

(2)   Posts will be based on reliable research conducted by a trustworthy entity;

(3)   Direct access to all research will be provided;

(4)   Posts will focus on providing readers with a better understanding of the topic at hand;

(5)   Posts may discuss public policies and/or current events, but no post will be grounded in politics;

(6)   No post will personally attack any individual—whether public official or private citizen;

(7)   Posts will always use respectful, professional language and will never include vulgar content;

(8)   Posts will be signed;

(9)   Posts will solicit and use feedback from readers.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to challenging our preconceptions together and identifying real strategies that move Milwaukee forward.

Please take some time to read through our posts and let us know your thoughts.

 

Dave Celata

Policy & Research Manager

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Here is what you have to say about Unitched Ears...

Title:
new blogger
By:
Daiquiri Williams
Date:
04-02-2012  4:52:45 AM
Comment:

I look forward to positive, constructive discussions on how to move Milwaukee forward!

Title:
General
By:
Johanna
Date:
11-15-2010  1:07:45 PM
Comment:

Just learned how to get on the site. Look forward to upcoming discussions.

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By:
Bill Meunier
Date:
11-08-2010  11:25:06 AM
Comment:

Good idea. We can all use more information.

By:
Bernice Vega
Date:
10-04-2010  12:12:35 PM
Comment:

This is a woderful idea. I appreciate that this will not be political in nature and stresses respect for all opinion.

Thanks, b

By:
Daryl G. LaFleur
Date:
10-01-2010  1:26:33 PM
Comment:

Best of luck with the Blog David.

By:
Nathan Lubarov
Date:
10-01-2010  10:15:08 AM
Comment:

Great idea. Looking forward to reading this blog

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