Tag: prejudice

Independence Day

What does it even mean to be American? Why are Americans so patriotic? I think that people confuse American patriotism for what it may mean in some other countries. Americans don’t rush out in droves on Independence Day to eat cotton candy and play with sparklers at a cookout because they agree with everything the

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With Racism Here’s Something To Ponder

I feel like humor is, as in the past, being used in this modern world to share major societal problems and concerns in a non-confrontational way. I mean, nobody really listens when the crazed right wing/left wing starts yelling at them that the government should be done their way and everyone else is stupid. When

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Independence Day

Migrants You know, my grand parents moved to The States right before World War II, because they could tell trouble was brewing and they wanted no part of it. That’s not so different from everyone else who lives here. Thousands of years ago, the native tribes traveled from Asian across the land bridge to escape

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Burqa Know How

   The burqa. Its related to headscarves and early sun lotion, and seems to be the enemy of women everywhere. Many Americans upon first seeing or hearing about this article of clothing jump to all kinds of conclusions. They think its about suppression. They think its chauvinists beating their views into their subdued womenfolk. They

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Freedom in Russia

Russia, how we, well, shiver at thee. I would say ‘love’, but my teeth are chattering too hard. When I think of Russia, I think of cold. Cold and miserable people, and a steady stream of crooked and dictatorial governments since the dawn of the country itself. I think something about the cold makes people

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Incapable

Bullies have become a rather hot button topic lately. I feel like everyone has been bullied or hurt by others, and there is a big movement to try and stop the problem. Along with such insults as “Fattie!” and “Dummie!”, there has been an arrow I have a personal connection to. It`s that word incapable.

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Shade of Nazis

I know that I just wrote a tribute post for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. But I was scrolling through the key word “History” in the WordPress reader, and I found this really cool post. Hans Massaquoi, who would one day be the chief editor at Ebony. He may best be known, nowadays,

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