Statistics matter when discussing the issues faced by various groups in this country. These statistics reflect the severity of various inequalities or the progress being made to combat those inequalities. The statistics can affect the funding for social programs, medical programs, and allocation of resources for vulnerable groups in need of help. There is no … Continue reading Lack of Visibility is Deadly →
History tends to be considered some sort of stagnant thing with only one view of how it happened. This is a very narrow view when it comes to the history of our species, our nations, and our world. Very often history that is passed down is taught in a way reflective of the side you … Continue reading History Has Many Sides →
Fox News is part of a larger strategy that began back in the days of Nixon to create a propaganda machine that would feed into the racism and biases deeply ingrained into the southern states of the United States following desegregation. The entire Republican Party has set up its messaging to work with what is … Continue reading Southern Strategy →
I know that you object to raising the minimum wage. I know that you also oppose extending unemployment benefits through the end of the pandemic that is still killing nearly 1000 Americans per day in order to force people to return to jobs that don’t pay them enough to live, much less risk catching a … Continue reading Dear Republican Law Makers →
I am not color blind. I do see people’s race when I look at them. I mean, let’s face it, we wear our ethnicity on our skin so it is impossible not to notice. I am not ‘color blind’ as I walk through life. I enjoy the diversity around me, I celebrate it, I cherish … Continue reading No, I’m Not Color Blind →
I’m not young. I am rather proud of the fact I’ve survived on this spinning rock as long as I have but there are still many things I want to see, do, and accomplish. One of those things is to go to college. I put this dream off for many ‘reasons’ but the truth was … Continue reading Going To College →
Words, either spoken or written, are powerful things. We use them to share who we are, who we want to be, and who we were. They tell us our history and help us express our dreams for a brighter future. They can uplift someone or rip them to bloody shreds to leave scars which may … Continue reading Words Have Power →
I am ashamed to admit a good part of my adult life was spent believing that my vote didn’t matter so why bother with it. I felt that nothing I did would change my world. I am not entirely sure what woke me up but something did. I realized by not voting I was allowing … Continue reading Your Vote Matters! →
Dear Mr. Santorum, Do you mind if I call you Rick? I don’t really care if you mind or not since you have utterly proven to me that you lack even a fragment of respect from me as a human being. You see, I am one of those people who ‘hardly exist’ in American Culture. … Continue reading Rick Santorum →
My birth family and I do not get along but I have a wonderful family anyway. I have the family comprised of my husband, our children both by blood, fostered, and adopted. My family consists of my In-Laws, and friends who have been there for so many years they are surely family to me though … Continue reading Today Was A Good Day →
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