Tag: Politics + Society

Black lives matter
I say “Black Lives Matter” because “all” didn’t cover Black when they said “All men are created equal.” I say “Black Lives Matter” because “all” didn’t cover Black when they said “With liberty and justice for all.” I...
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The question of violence
Ava DuVernay shared this important and powerful video on Twitter: “Take time to listen to this short lecture by Gary Younge. He does a strong job of contextualizing the current moment. A primer on this week’s news for those who need. There are triggering images, so take care of yourself as needed.”
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Enough.
Between mass shootings, gang violence, domestic violence, and suicide — America doesn’t have merely a single gun problem, it has several.  But while deaths continue to mount, we see little progress in putting sensible reform around policies that administer access to deadly weapons.   It’s shameful...
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The monster inside of US
Donald Trump is a monster.  He brings shame to this country. This isn’t a new or surprising revelation.  This is who he’s always proudly been.  But it’s breathtaking to see the American president in 2017 be so brazenly careless, irresponsible, and bigoted. Unfortunately, President Donald...
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You don’t notice privilege until you feel oppression
I didn’t write this, but it’s spot on and wanted to share it: “The reason some white people don’t understand or see how they’re privileged is the very reason they ARE privileged. If you live through the day without thinking about your race, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, you are privileged...
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What privilege means
“Privilege does not mean you’re rich, a bad person, have had everything handed to you or have never had challenges or struggles.  Privilege just means there are some challenges and struggles you won’t experience because of who you are.” —from “Why does privilege make people...
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RBG is a national treasure
Ruth Bader Ginsburg shuts down gay-marriage challengers
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The scarcity of truth
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell
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