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human beings. Human beings come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is their shared humanity. Well that and almost every one of them has a character ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 04:03 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This diary is Part 2 of a series triggered by my reaction to the murder of Walter Scott by Michael Slager. It represents my attempt to examine the larger issue that Scott's murder symbolizes, the ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Jason Williamson is a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project and authored a story in Salon published WEDNESDAY, APR 15, 2015 that clearly explains what one common policing ...
by jodem
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 12:32 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
This is the first in a series of diaries that will examine the underlying causes for the continuing police violence disproportionately employed against African Americans, causes I believe to be ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 07:52 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
This is an excellent video by Marina Watanabe. As an American Indian of mixed blood (my Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood says I'm 3/8s, but my reality is a bit more complex than that), I ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 293 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 02:06 PM PDT with 322 Recommends
You may (or may not) have heard about the blowup this week in Toronto about the cancellation by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra of a guest appearance by pianist Valentina Lisitsa this week, because ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Apr 11, 2015 at 06:30 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I read an article on Thinkprogress.com this morning that asks the question "Has Bill Maher Finally Gone Too Far?" with regard to his animosity toward Muslims and Islam. I personally think the ...
by Mayakaath
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 01:22 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Please,say it isn't so... Another light-skin cop shoots an unarmed person with darker skin for no apparent reason except for the light-skin's anger. What the hell is going on? It appears, we are ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 06:44 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
So I have something to get off my chest. It's my observation that it is a lot easier to fear and even vilify something and someone if you don't know them. Most of the fear of the dark closet at ...
by Lainie
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 01:38 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
How often have I heard or seen this phrase, "I want my country back," used over the years since I was born in 1956, in Raleigh, North Carolina? I can't give you a precise number, but I can tell ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 333 comments on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 11:07 AM PDT with 836 Recommends
Just a brief diary, as I am interested more in your input from the community. I am a Gay white Jewish male, as many of you know. My caretaker is an African American woman, who I am very close to. ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 09:53 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Talk Show conspiracy theories underpin those enraptured by the feeding frenzy of a scandal fixated Media, droning on about email guidelines not followed 10/1995—02/2013 before State Department ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2015 at 05:35 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This brief video says so much in such a short time. Just a few sentences at the end summarizing what is shown in the first few minutes. It's a video about differences and similarities between ...
by d3clark
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 02:31 PM PST with 9 Recommends
I was reading a recommended diary by chaunceydevega about racism. I found it both interesting and informative, same thing with the comment section. Whether I agree with everything or not is beside ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 74 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2015 at 01:53 AM PST with 41 Recommends
The bust of Nefertiti from the Ägyptisches Museum Berlin collection, presently in ...
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 06:01 AM PST with 11 Recommends
My apologies: This post was supposed to have been published on 12/30/14 but due to circumstances beyone my control it was delayed. With the holidays behind us it is important to reflect on those ...
by John Crapper
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 11:51 AM PST with 6 Recommends
This diary is inspired by a response I read to the death of Leelah Alcorn, whose tragic story you can read about here . Excuse me if I start with a personal story, and then proceed to a more ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 18 Recommends
in The Atlantic , in a piece titled Blue Lives Matter with a subtitle in bold of Talking about "police reform" obscures the task. Today's policies are, at the very least, the product of democratic ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 02:09 AM PST with 104 Recommends
This is not the country I thought I grew up in, It wasn't then, either, but the narrative was much smoother - or perhaps I was just younger and more naive. More and more, as I hear "This is not who ...
by serendipityisabitch
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This is the tale of a fiend, a true murdering devil. Not only did he ruthlessly kill Michael "Mike" McClelland, 63, the the Prosecutor of Kaufmann County and his wife Cynthia, 65, but also the ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 231 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 04:35 PM PST with 737 Recommends