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I Take a Knee

I Take a Knee

By on September 26, 2017 in civil rights, culture with No Comments

I know I am overly passionate and argumentative- but racism (xenophobia- all its forms) has always been a huge trigger for me. As far back as I can remember. When I was a child even.   I remember grilling my husband about it when we dated- because racism in a partner is an absolute deal […]

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Translating All Lives Matter Language

Translating All Lives Matter Language

By on July 20, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments

Published on the Huffington Post- Black Voices. Americans as a whole are a patriotic bunch. We don’t stand for the idea of people taking away our freedoms. We will stand on the hill tops proclaiming how important our freedoms are to us. But what is puzzling is that when black Americans and their allies stand […]

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Why You Sound Like An Idiot When You Say, “All Lives Matter!”

Why You Sound Like An Idiot When You Say, “All Lives Matter!”

By on March 17, 2016 in civil rights, social issues with No Comments

All Lives Matter All Lives {should} Matter All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people} All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people- so those who don’t matter in practice try to say something about the fact that their lives don’t matter in practice} All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people- […]

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Grieving the Victims of the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

Grieving the Victims of the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

By on June 18, 2015 in civil rights

On this first day of Ramadan, our nation grieves the victims of a terrorist attack that took place at an historic Charleston Church in South Carolina, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church . My friend and fellow interfaith peace lover, Larry Perlman, put to words what I could not say better! With his permission, I am […]

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