Category Archives: Civil Rights

Zero steps forward, and a bunch of steps back in Missouri

Ah, Missouri. My home state. For years, the ultimate purple state, previously described as a “bellwether,” before we decided to color code our partisan leanings. Since the Tea Party revolution of 2010, Missouri has increasingly moved into solid red territory. … Continue reading

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A Skewed Perspective

When we look at another person of approximately equal height, we often perceive them to be a bit taller than we are. We’re often looking at their height as peaking at the top of their head, and our eyes will be … Continue reading

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One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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The Backlash

In this new era of President Trump, where there has been an enraged backlash against the new elements of the civil rights movement, concepts like Black Lives Matter find themselves under assault. Many white Americans who bristle at the notion … Continue reading

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Yep, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. You should, too.

So, I heard something interesting when reading/listening/watching the news over the last 18 or so months. Hillary Clinton isn’t perfect. I know, this is a shock. But I want to tell you something even more shocking. Ready? Brace yourself. It … Continue reading

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White defensiveness

“Not all cops” and “blue lives matter” is just as stupid as “not all men” and “all lives matter.” It’s defensive deflection. It’s someone (usually of a privileged group), taking the fact that certain groups are disproportionately victimized, as a … Continue reading

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Police as Executioners

In Baton Rouge this past Tuesday, police shot 37 year-old Alton Sterling as he lay on the ground with no weapons in his hands. The father of five was murdered. There’s no other way to describe it. He was physically … Continue reading

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