If there is no struggle, there is no progress. …This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. --Fredrick Douglass Henry A. Giroux … Continue reading The War on Critical Thought During the Most Dangerous Period of the 21st Century
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My uncle Lars (not his real name) was troubled for much of his life. He had three daughters by two mothers. Well after his daughters were grown, with children of their own, he impregnated a young Mexican woman--let's call her Elena--and then had her imprisoned on charges that she was harming "his" … Continue reading Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity
The Southern Poverty Law Center called my attention to this article. They wrote, "The problem is that hate websites are, in effect, tricking Google’s search engine so that their propaganda shows up prominently in the results when users type in keywords like "Muslims," "Jews," "Hitler," and "women." And Google is failing to tackle the problem. … Continue reading Google and fake news
Here's an excellent article about the profound mendancity in the top tiers of racist Donald Trump's team: With roughly 44 days before the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, we are awash in a flood of lies, falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and dissembling emanating from Trump tower. If we have … Continue reading Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition, December 6, 2016 — Rewire
Since racist Donald Trump was elected, bias incidents have spiked 400 percent in New York City. The most recent case proves that Trump inspires these xenophobic attacks. Last night three white thugs assaulted an 18 year-old Long Island woman wearing a head scarf at 10 pm on the 6 line and excused their criminal behavior by shouting, "Donald … Continue reading 3 White Thugs Harass Woman wearing headscarf on NY Subway, chant Trump's name and call her 'Terrorist"
A member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Michigan election team faces up to five years in prison for election fraud. Brandon Hall, 27, was found guilty Wednesday of ten counts of election fraud by a Ottawa County jury, as the Grand Haven Tribune reported. … Continue reading Trump Campaigner in Michigan Faces Prison for Election Fraud — Rewire
The Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General has agreed to pay the state’s abortion providers a $1.6 million lawsuit settlement to cover legal fees they amassed while fighting an unconstitutional 2013 admitting privileges law passed by the state’s GOP-held legislature. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state … Continue reading Wisconsin to Pay Abortion Providers $1.6 Million After GOP’s Failed Anti-Choice Measure — Rewire
We live in such interesting times. This election, more than any one so far, exposes how the denigration of women remains so very entrenched in our culture, not only in the United States, but across the world. I am voting for Hilary Clinton because she is the best qualified candidate for president of our country. … Continue reading Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton — Rewire
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. I like what he says. I preach what he preaches. I want my son to hear this. I want him to memorize every word. … Continue reading Can we talk about race? On Obama and Tony Porter.