The United States IS Uneducated, NOT Fragmented & A Brief Case Study in Religion and Marriage Rights

This is probably mostly preaching to the choir, considering my audience. But a rant is in order. Yes, of course, the United States is fragmented, but the real cause is rooted in vast anti-intellectualism, not increasingly divergent mores. People in the United States are far too absorbed in television, social media, various online or videoContinue reading “The United States IS Uneducated, NOT Fragmented & A Brief Case Study in Religion and Marriage Rights”

Boycotts and Protestors, Companies, and (Sad) Realities of the World

The Information Age made possible by the computer’s revolutionary power has made having a much more informed and vocal citizenry possible and usually a reality. In particular, discovering that yet another company has engaged in practices deemed immoral by contemporary mores has become an everyday occurrence. Just this week we found out that Hobby LobbyContinue reading “Boycotts and Protestors, Companies, and (Sad) Realities of the World”

13 Things You Can’t do (and be Honest) in the United States

You cannot deny that racism exists, especially if you’re “white.” You cannot deny that sexism exists, especially if you’re male. You cannot deny that classism exists, especially if you have transportation, shelter, clothes, water, and/or enough to eat. You cannot deny that heterosexism exists, especially if you’re heterosexual. You cannot be anti–abortion, especially if you’reContinue reading “13 Things You Can’t do (and be Honest) in the United States”

This is our Democracy: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues on Sexism and Racism

Democracy is a funny concept. Democracy remains the United States’s greatest ideal, most announced achievement, most grasped buzzword and yet, its greatest and perhaps most unachievable challenge. Why is it so hard for so many to live by “we the people” and “life, liberty, and justice for all”? One of the first on-going obstacles to democracyContinue reading “This is our Democracy: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues on Sexism and Racism”

Is social media creating forces to end racism?

Of course, such a question is a bit more hopeful than I usually am and is slightly dangerous per se. But is there something to it? This week Sebastien De La Cruz has been a focus across the media, especially social media. He sang (and did a wonderful job!) the United States’s National Anthem this past Tuesday beforeContinue reading “Is social media creating forces to end racism?”