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henry-mosquera's picture
Mar.17.2014
Is there a problem with how Latinos are depicted in literature? By Henry Mosquera A couple of months ago, I was reading this piece on CNN’s website. There’s definitely an issue with the depiction of Latinos in Hollywood. Television and film have a long history of misrepresenting minorities and...
will-durst's picture
Mar.03.2014
Alright. Woo- hoo. We’re partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator’s...
charles-killeen's picture
Jan.14.2014
a poem, by Charles E. Killeen (I read in the news that the Marine Corps must accommodate women recruits who can't perform the requisite three pull ups. I sympathize with these women.)    Professional football players Make tons of money so I want to be one but I know I'll run into...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.29.2013
My writing day was curtailed today when a friend entered the coffee shop.  His wife wasn't with him and he didn't have a book or newspaper.  When he stopped by to say hello, I invited him to sit, launching a two hour crawl through numerous topics. L, from Nebraska, graduated high school...
samina-ali's picture
Sep.23.2013
Over the past few months, I've been repeatedly asking people the same question: What is the first image that comes to mind when you think of a Muslim woman? Inevitably, whether I'm speaking to a group of graduate students at a prestigious university, to journalists from around the world, or to a...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.09.2013
I received an email from Mom this morning that pissed me off.  She had forwarded Pat Buchanan's 'The White Side of the Story of Negroes'.    The letter says that Pat Buchanon was no longer staying silent and this was a letter to Barack Obama.  Whites have done enough for blacks...
karen-devaney's picture
Jun.13.2013
 Elitism Destroys Community While reading Eduardo Galeano’s latest book, Children of the Days I was struck by the repetition of attitudes that extinguish civilizations, countries, communities.  The main crusader of this destruction is arrogance.  Superiority that claims one religion...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.11.2013
I was touched by this story I read regarding Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald (courtesy of Lattes and Lipstick): Apparently in the 1950s, a popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was Black. Fortunately for Ella, she had a powerful and unlikely...
simon-azariah's picture
Oct.17.2012
We grew up being taught that the Hindus were a harsh lot, some of their more staunch factions believed in appeasing their gods, especially Kali Mata by sacrificing innocent people including women and children. Black magic practitioners even in today’s world are reported to kill humans to achieve...
g-kasten's picture
Oct.08.2012
This fall, Ryan Andresen, of Moraga, California was denied Eagle Scout status by the Boy Scouts of America because he had told others he was gay. As you probably know, the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest honor a scout can achieve, and to earn the rank, the scout must jump through numerous hoops...