Monday, June 04, 2007

That's not the "danger;" it's the point

There was an interesting article in Isthmus last week (which the editor was nice enough to send me) about a woman who is fighting poverty by teaching relationship skills with a decided emphasis on marriage and the "delaying" of sex (she doesn't use the term "abstinence.") Regular readers of this blog will know that I think this is good stuff.

What struck me about the article though was a quote attributed to Bradford Brown, a psychologist at UW-Madison.

“There’s a certain value orientation in it,” he says. “There’s a danger in imposing a set of values not consistent with someone’s cultural beliefs or personal beliefs.”

I guess he must not believe in diversity training either.


Anonymous said...

If you have a link to the article, please post. The offending quote is so devoid of context, its impossible to know what its intended to mean.

jp said...

Brown’s use of the word impose seems out of place in the discussion.