Political Correctness

I personally despise political correctness, but being politically incorrect does not give anyone license for violence, hate speech and incivility. …

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Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

For me, reading outside my comfort zone means following wisps of ideas and half-understood references in one topic to others. …

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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Cultural appropriation is about ownership of your own culture both individually and as a group.  The cultural melting pot trope…

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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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Civil Rights To Human Rights

Can you believe our government viewed Dr. King’s March on Washington as the potential “sacking” of Washington by Blacks as…

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Remembering AIM

The American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded in 1968 (six years after I was born).  Reading about the individuals involved…

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Needs No Interpretation

I was browsing the Facebook pages of some former and current associates and following some of those links through to…

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Indigenous Basis of the United States Constitution

Periodically, the issue of sources or influences underpinning the United States Constitution re-emerges.  The most recent driver is the issue…

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History Arguments as Distractions

Flaming and trolling are common vocabulary these days, but they denote different things (see Wikipedia) and may even mean different…

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Trevor Noah, Audible and Reading

I am currently listening to Born a Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood (Unabridged) written and read by Trevor…

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