Blue Wave + Pink Wave = Progressive Tide (One End of the Rainbow)

What does being a progressive mean to me? I believe in social justice. I believe that the United States must…

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Sharp Women, Smart Men

I am reading two books now, SHARP: THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION by Michelle Dean…

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Is the Art the Artist? Is the Action the Actor?

Before mass media and social media, the art and the artist often had little effect on one another.  Our culture…

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Breakthrough Knowledge

I came across a concept recently called “breakthrough knowledge” and I think this has happened to me and changed how…

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Basic Assumptions for Racism

Author James Forman Jr. discussed his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow…

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Shades of Gray

How hard is it to live in a black and white world with no shades of gray?  Especially if that…

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Discernment and Judgement

Madeleine Albright has a new book out, Fascism: A Warning  I learned of it when she made an appearance on…

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De Jure Racism Became De Facto Racism (Pacific NW)

Segregation in the southern United States was custom, policy and law.  Overturning the laws transformed racism from de jure segregation…

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