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May.25.2010
If you have been reading my blog then you know that I believe in social justice.  Recently, I have seen and written about what I believe to be assaults on justice for all peoples.  Over the years I have been called “a race traitor”, an idealist, a moron for writing about my views and beliefs.  I...
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May.25.2010
  Liz Goodwin, a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News, wrote an article based on a new Brandeis University study that looked at the wealth gap between black and white families in America.  The study “that followed 2,000 families has found that the pay gap between white and black American...
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May.13.2010
Here we go again.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting school district’s ethnic studies programs.  “The bill prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group” (AP...
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May.08.2010
I, like many across the US, am totally against the legislation produced by Arizona in regard to immigration and the Latino/a population within its borders.  Immigration laws are the privy of the US government and not a state right to enact which makes the recent Arizona legislation unconstitutional...
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Mar.12.2009
Nuances in the Princess City Niceties were what is was all about.  Be nice to those less fortunate than us but don’t associate with them unless you have too.  Be nice to older people but avoid them if you could because they would take up all your time.  Be nice to the colored folks because they can...
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Mar.03.2009
I was raised in Mishawaka, Indiana in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Mishawaka got its name from Princess Mishawaka of the Potawatomi tribe.  Princess Mishawka was revered in our town; she was on the city emblem, police cars and the city sign coming into town.  Now, I cannot be certain but I do not...
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