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lucinda-b-watson's picture
Sep.30.2010
Tyler Clementi: A Lovely Young ManWhy?Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, jumped off the George Washington Bridge on September 22nd, and was labeled a suicide by local authorities. The day before this event Tyler’s roommate, Dharun Ravi and his friend, Molly Wei, used a secret video...
helen-mallon's picture
Sep.09.2010
Recently I was talking with another white person about race. I mentioned the study discussed in my last post, which demonstrates that white prejudice against black males is a factor in job hiring in New York City.  That part of the conversation went fine.  But we went on to discuss prejudice in our...
helen-mallon's picture
Aug.29.2010
Maybe I'm just given to subversive thinking, but I believe that if a lot of people tend to avoid talking about something, there might be a wound at the heart of the subject. In this case, the 'wound' is the size of the Grand Canyon: the mutual history of race relations in this country.  And history...
frank-pineiro's picture
Aug.28.2010
                    The Blame Game     An archaeological dig is ongoing in Philadelphia, carefully disinterring the bones of 57 Irish Immigrants who were brought to this country in June of 1832 and were found dead, every one of them, within 6 weeks, and dumped into a mass grave that has remained...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Aug.11.2010
Announcing HYBRID AMBASSADORS: a blog-ring project of Dialogue2010You met our multinational cultural innovators this spring in a roundtable discussion of hybrid life at expat+HAREM. Now in these interconnected blog posts they share reactions to a recent polarizing book promotion at the writing...
janet-ruth-heller's picture
Jun.13.2010
I write many poems, some about children.   I find that the poems about kids are very hard to publish.   Why is this so difficult?  My theory is that many editors, especially men, believe that poems about children are overly sentimental and thus unworthy of publication.  But we can easily refute...
monty-heying's picture
May.11.2010
[Spoiler Alert] Three dimensional characters have more depth than those rendered merely on a physical or social plane. Each of these dimensions has its purpose and place, but it is that third dimension, psychological depth, that ensures a strong emotional response in the reader. When compelling...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.10.2010
As a child and a teenager, freedom meant one thing: being able to do what I wanted to do instead of what I was told to do. That meant staying up late, going out on dates and coming home late, choosing my own clothes, not having to check in every five minutes and being responsible for no one but...
raymond-mallette's picture
Dec.29.2009
     We all want peace. Peace is prayed for on a daily basis, yet as a society we are in what the 80s group, "Quiet Riot," referred to as condition critical.      In 1966, Gene Roddenberry created "Star Trek." Just a TV show right? Ok, I'll agree to that, but let's break things...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.26.2009
When I was a kid, Thanksgiving meant tracing your spread-out fingers on construction paper to make a colorful turkey cut-out, and listening to prepackaged accounts of harmony among the early European settlers and the Native Americans who took pity on them, teaching them to grow corn, hunt deer and...