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class

Why Not An Alliance Along Class Lines?

Lower and middle class whites are dying off in droves due to drugs, poverty, and depression. Ironically, it’s also the group that has the most white supremacists. I’ve never understood that.   Alliance Along Class Lines Their conditions, both social and economic, are more or less the same as inner...

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A Working Understanding of Privilege

Police in Texas arrested 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving for building a clock. Ahmed has a keen interest in robotics and engineering, and put the device together on Sunday. He took it to school the next day, was pulled out of class, interviewed by police officers, and taken in handcuffs...

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Is Bernie Sanders The Great White Hope?

  I am a progressive. I generally support programs to alleviate inequality and poverty that I view as natural off shoots of capitalism and favor state action to do this. Additionally, I am a liberal, so I support the government, where necessary, securing these personal freedoms such as voting and...

The Most Urgent Questions about American Violence

I found a sort of morbid comfort in the fact that Jon Stewart had the same problem that I did yesterday after the news broke about the attack in Charleston. No jokes. No mirth, no whimsy, no quips. No happiness. Just a head full of questions, and a heart that will...

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The Great Society Has Been A Great Success

  In July 2013, roughly 8.9 million disabled workers received an average of $1,130 each month from the Social Security Trust Fund. That is up from roughly 455,000 in 1960 and 4.4 million in 1996. As Joe Califano points out, yet another long lasting benefit Great Society programs.   The...

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Broader Social Messages of iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015

  iHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 The iHeartRadio Music Awards got off to a shaky start on Sunday evening, with an awkward performance from “Best New Artist” nominee Iggy Azalea. No surprise that Taylor Swift took home (earned) 3 awards for “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year – Shake...

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Zendaya, Dreadlocks, Giuliana Rancic and Stereotypes

  18 year old Zendaya Coleman wowed viewers and critics when she stepped onto the Oscars Red Carpet rocking dreadlocks paired with her elegant gown. According to Hollywood Life, Zendaya’s intentions were inspired by Lisa Bonnet’s character on The Cosby Show. Beautiful as ever, Zendaya floated her way down the...

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The Bigger Picture Of The 2015 Grammys

  While the whole world (and by whole world I essentially am referring to the Twittersphere) was consumed by Kanye’s almost virtual reenactment of the stunt he pulled at the 2009 VMA’s, I ask that we look past that and recognize the powerful messages that were sent by artists Pharrell...