Tag Archives: justice

#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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Confederate battle flag has no place in government or polite society, period. Looks like we’re (nearly) all about to stop pretending it does.

Confederate flag rants roundup post! Yay! Oh South Carolina state flag, looks like you are finally going to lose your status as “most bullshit official government banner in America” — and that honor will pass to Mississippi, forever the butt … Continue reading

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Standing by or walking by

I hear her, I believe her, and when I cross paths with violence, I will find a way to help her.

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Standing by and standing up

It’s not specific; it’s systemic… but this is a pretty damning specific. (Very happy the bystander effect was NOT in evidence here, as the video shows.) Followup: At LEAST it’s being investigated by actual authorities.

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“America is Not for Black People”

It’s not specific; it’s systemic. Excellent case-making essay (mixed-quality comments) about the pervasiveness of white supremacist thinking across all spectrums and strata of American society.. I know I’m part of the macro problem and I’m sorry for that, but I’m … Continue reading

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