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The university recently decided to keep John C. Calhoun's name on one of its residential college buildings. Calhoun, a brilliant, devilish orator, claimed that slavery was "a positive good," tightening the shackles on millions of children, women, and men.
My great-aunt Ada Latta had an adventurous and pioneering soul. She staked and tried to grow a plantation in Cuba at the end of the 19th century, and lived there with her children and husband for seven years before giving up and coming back to the United States. In this article my cousin relates her attempt … Continue reading Beyond the Cuba Bloqueo — KBGressitt.com
And look, now, after we thought we were done, at least for a while, with that demented, logic- and syntax-challenged, gun-toting white wacko who calls herself "feminist" while training her rifle's cross-hairs on democratically elected politicians who support all women's right to sovereignty over their bodies, we're suddenly beset with a radical extremist Christian who is going around the country spreading hatred for Muslims. Have you tuned into Brigitte Gabriel yet?
The latest battle around immigration will concern the citizenship rights of children born to "illegal" immigrants, today's New York Times predicts. It seems some loud-mouthed policymakers in Arizona and other states want to deny the right of some babies born in the US to be Americans. While the obvious argument against this misguided, … Continue reading Immigration and violence against women
There is a lot that is right about Tony Porter's "A Call to Men" speech, also a lot that is wrong. See also the website. What is right is the message that normative masculinity is rigidly identified with violence and domination and masculinist oppression, Normative masculine men are fundamentally insecure and spend their whole lives … Continue reading Can we talk about race? On Obama and Tony Porter.