Discrimination Exists

Discrimination exists. Racism, sexism, ageism, anti-Semitism, and every other “ism” that separates people into groups exist.

And, so grouped, in some instances, some people experience reduced privilege. In some instances some people experience reduced rights. In some instances some people experience ……

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#Alllivesmatter, #Antoniomartin, #Nyc, #Police, #Racism


Less Talk About Racism, More Talk About Policy

I will go out on the limb here and say more talk about racism will do little to change the plight of the good citizens of Ferguson or the poor and middle class in this country in the near term.   What is needed is more talk about policy.  …

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#Ferguson, #Racism

You’re Being Prejudice: And Other Familiar Tales

It started benignly enough, a passing comment about an email that my mother received from a far-away cousin. And then instantly it changed. You see, that far-away cousin forwarded a ‘news’ story portraying a subversive take over within American culture. His warning was that there is an incoming storm wai ……

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#Ferguson, #Gaza, #Israel, #Prejudice, #Racism, #SocialJustice, #SocialWork

Are We All Losing Our Minds?

The news has been chilling this week.  Two unarmed young black men were killed by police officers in a St. Louis suburb and in the city of Los Angeles.  We also got word that American icon Robin Williams took his own life after years of battling severe depression and substance abuse.  The tragedy is that none of these men should have died.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson County remain disputed with only the eyewitness account of his friend on record thus far.  Ferguson County police have yet to release the identity of the officer who shot Brown.  Monday in Los Angeles, 25-year-old Ezell Ford was shot and killed by police officers.  Family members said he suffered from mental illness and was not resisting at the time of his death.  And, millions were stunned when the news broke that 63-year-old Robin Williams tragically ended his life….

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#MentalHealth, #Racism, #Robinwilliams, #SocialWelfare

Witnessing Racial Profiling At USC Party

Two parties were thrown by University of Southern California students and were occurring on the same street at the same time. One party was predominantly made up of White students, the other was predominately made up of Black students. One of the parties was disbanded by 77 police officers…


I Have A Dream…

45 years ago today the world lost a leader in Human Rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis at the age of 39. Mr. King remains as one of the best examples of a civil rights activist and a tribute to non-violent protest.<!–more–> His legacy is the progress…


Racism and Misogyny Alive And Well – The Firing of Meteorologist Rhonda Lee

Most of us by now have heard the news reports of Rhonda Lee, the African American female meteorologist fired for responding to a viewers Facebook criticism of her hair style.
These two links relate the details:
Meteorologist fired after responding to viewer who didn’t like her…