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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When Is It Virtue?

Ideally, we live by a moral or ethical code.  I first began questioning the idea of virtue when I saw…

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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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When War Becomes Policy

HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING:  TALES FROM THE PENTAGON by Rosa Brooks When the military is…

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An Alternative View (Civil Rights)

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis tells the truth…

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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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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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