Vocational awe

It is the idea that we assume our profession is inherently good, even sacred, and is therefore above criticism.

In other words, we are talking about pride.

Pride keeps us from seeing the hidden biases and prejudices in the system we have built.

Pride keeps us from seeing the harm we cause others.

Teachers, ministers, librarians, government officials, running a non-profit, and yes, law enforcement…

No calling is above justice.

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