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We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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Antifa and false equivalencies

The sudden appearance of articles “explaining” antifa and giving them threat-level equivalence to organized (and in some cases decades-old) white supremacist groups is living proof that there is no such thing as “the liberal mainstream media.” This is anti-left propaganda, … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to start perfect. You just have to start.’

I truly love this statement┬áby a friend of a friend on FB. (Text included below, too.) I feel that it is a very gracious open hand, with true understanding and empathy for a certain kind of oblivious white person who … Continue reading

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Slavery, in all its context and shame, should be taught in U.S. schools

I will 100% support slavery education on par with Holocaust education. Empathy building for everyone! The Nazis’ attempt to eradicate Jews, queers, the disabled, nonconformists and ethnic minorities is one of Europe’s great sins … generational chattel slavery is certainly … Continue reading

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#NoBanNoWall #NewYorkWelcomesAll

Notes from the #NoBanNoWall protest rally in Battery Park, lower Manhattan: Unusual sign: “I am conservative. I am appalled” plus on the reverse side, Hebrew lettering alongside English reading “For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt” — an … Continue reading

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On Stanford Swimmer (rapist) Brock Turner, rape apologism, & rape culture

I thought I was about as offended/angry as I could be about this Brock Turner rapist POS and his POS rape-apologist father/family and his rape-excusing POS judge Aaron Persky. But ooh goody, look, there’s another rapist-reputation-protecting agency at work here … Continue reading

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Black students’ lives matter!! Being a teenager is not a crime!

Lots of horrible news coming at me about school/campus violence today. On the one hand, increasing mass shootings make military-style defense sound sensible. Maybe. (I’m waiting for more details out of Oregon before I comment.) On the other hand, Birmingham … Continue reading

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