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Harvard Promotes App Comparing Black Lives Matter to Buddha's Awakening


Harvard’s making moves.

In a presumed effort to help students navigate the treachery of society, the school hosts an Antiracism Resources webpage.

The categories of “self-care” include “Free Emotional Well-Being Resources” and “Mindfulness & Guided Meditation.”

Another: “Black-Led Resources for Mental Health.”

Second on that list is the “Liberate meditation app.”

The link makes clear Liberate is “by and for Black, Indigenous and People Of Color,” otherwise known as of late as “BIPOC.”

Liberate appears aimed at allowing users to relax, compliments in part of Black Lives Matter.

Here’s how Liberate bills itself on Apple’s App Store:

Liberate is the meditation app for us, by us that is Black-owned. We’re not only just a meditation app, we’re a safe space for the Black community to develop a daily meditation habit. Anyone is welcome to use Liberate, we just want to be clear who we’re here for.

“With popular meditations and talks like The Joy of Gratitude, Mindfulness of Healing, and For The Ancestor In You,” it continues, “we offer a meditation journey that speaks to the realities of being Black in the modern day. Our carefully-curated library of over 260+ titles is led by teachers of color representing a wide range of experiences and lineages in their practice.”

A few areas of focus:

  • Interconnectedness
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Ancestral Healing
  • Internalized Racism
  • Overcoming Addiction
  • Microaggressions

One of the talks on the app is called “The Dharma of Black Lives Matter,” which likens BLM to a religion.

As noted by Campus Reform, the Dharma directive “offers a look at the history and development of the Black Lives Matter movement, its relationship to meditation, [sic] the historical Buddha.”

CR points out, “Hindus believe that dharma is the set of moral rules that govern the universe.”

St. Johns University Associate Professor Shanté Smalls — who leads the meditation — enlightens listeners:

“When the historical Buddha woke up…he did that through suffering, through seeing the world as it was, which he had never ever seen. … So these women, building on the long history of Black femme activism, said Black Lives Matter. And don’t you know, that caused an uproar.”

As always, a question looms: Does “Black Lives Matter” refer to the notion that black people’s lives are valuable — an idea with which practically all human beings would agree — or does it call to the Marxist-inspired Black Lives Matter™, which described itself as focused on the dissolution of the nuclear family and the promotion of transgenderism?

Either way, Harvard’s been hotly hitting the headlines:

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It seems determined to make the world a better place.

As the school figures out precisely how, Liberated students will learn from Professor Shanté as follows:

“In academia, we talk about the aftermath of slavery. And the aftermath of slavery is like it’s never died, because we have [a] prison system and the criminal justice system that is concentrated on Black and brown people and mentally disabled people.”

The app’s also being endorsed by Augsburg University, Merrimack College, and the University of Rochester.

Though some may consider Liberate divisive, Harvard previously delved into the digital world to provide a service whose value everyone can agree is immense:

Furthermore, near the beginning of this article, I indicated that Liberate is second on the “Black-Led Resources for Mental Health” list.

First is the Nap Ministry, which challenges students thusly:

How will you be useless to capitalism today?

How indeed.

Stay tuned for more from an Ivy League icon.

-ALEX

See more pieces from me:

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California University Eyes ‘Radical’ BIPOC Honors Program Based on Equity Instead of Grades

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