CODE OF CONDUCT
The works of Richard Radstone Blog / Sidewalk Ghosts is to advocate for the cultivating of constructive dialogues and acts of compassion between people of all cultures and mindsets. In alignment with non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non governmental or lobbying entities. In all that we do, we hold at the highest regard: The worth of the individual person.
Our outreach, media presence, and use of technology is designed to stimulate dialogue, humanitarian works and positive social exchange between individuals, communities, corporations, educational institutions and like-minded non-profit organizations or entities.
Our method of advocacy is quite simple: Through published content, community involvement and organized outreach, that we may support and coordinate many people to share in growing acts of compassion, community service, and humanitarian efforts.
We believe that via localized works global results can occur. And our advocacy is structured on three principles:
To strengthen links between people of all diversities through creating and maintaining an open and easily accessible sources of communication.
Through content, outreach, and community building that we may inspire the growth of empathetic viewpoints as we advocate for, and inspire solutions to civic, social and humanitarian issues.
To use media, digital channels, and good old fashioned advocacy to organize outreach and awareness programs that stimulate acts of compassion, community service, humanitarian efforts, and charitable works between individuals in their own communities.
We honor difference and respect the individual worth of each another. We do not stand for any words or acts of discrimination (including age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, attraction, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances).
We promote constructive dialogue. It’s not that we have to agree on things or burry our head in the sand. For we believe it is our difference that makes us rich. That said, we request, whether in agreement or disagreement, that we respect one another in our exchange and opinion. It’s OK to discontinue a discussion, but we do not attack. Please use good judgment in choosing what you share, the tone you use, and how you react, or respond to differing opinion, lifestyle, value system, or culture.
Please respect each other. We believe we truly learn from each other and do not condone slander, rage, prejudice, or any other word or action that has potential to harm, embarrass or devaluate another person, person’s or group. We ask that you do not use ethnic slurs, personal insults, obscenity, inappropriate or defamatory language, or engage in any conduct that does not show proper consideration for the rights of others or promotes topics that may be considered violent, objectionable or inflammatory (like devaluating a persons value system, promoting political agendas, commercial objectives, or suggests, or causes physical harm, or mental abuse on another).
Think about consequences. Imagine you are sitting on a park bench and next to you a stranger begins to intentionally insult you. Poking at your belief system, family history, life burden, or a tender insecurity, or worse yet, threatens your safety or life. So, please remember: Using your public voice or actions to attack, belittle ,or control another is not okay!
If you share something that is not true, or condemns another, be the first to respond to your own mistake or apologize.
Please respect copyright and the privacy of others. If it is not yours, don’t use it! It is very simple. It is that person’s choice to share his or her material with us, not yours. Before posting someone else’s work, please check with the owner first.
Although we invite you to openly and honestly share your words, ideas, pictures, video, and links through the channels we develop and offer, or our programs and outreach, we do ask that you use discretion in what you choose to share. Remember what you put out there stays out there for a very, very long time. Emotions can run high at times. We recommend thoughtful consideration before you share and/or respond to topics.
Act responsibly and ethically: When participating in online exchanges, do not misrepresent yourself. If you are not a vice president, don’t say you are.
Please, NO SPAM!!
Be aware of perception. If you site a source or share a group on one side of a debate or issue, do so with consideration for the other side as well. Also, understand that others may view your participation in a group, debate, or issue as your acceptance of its views. Please be responsible in examining your motives and ability to constructively contribute as you choose what you share.
Lastly… Protect one another. At all times, in all places, through all words, and in all actions.