Category Archives: Social Justice

Me too

Over this past weekend, a post by the actor Alyssa Milano turned into a viral call to arms for those who have been victims of sexual abuse. The phrase “me too” has been used to refer to (primarily) women who … Continue reading

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False Equivalence

I posted this on Facebook yesterday. After the riots and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, a significant percentage of the right-leaning media bent over backward to shift focus, and claim that the Black Lives … Continue reading

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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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