This is not about politics.

Especially when Republicans of 2018 are advocating genocide.  Since Barack Obama’s election to Office of the President of the United States in November 2008, Tea-Party-ideologies have emerged and taken increasingly tight control of the Republican Party and its affiliates. Republicans were so disturbed that their fellow citizens elected a Black man to be “Mr. President”Continue reading “This is not about politics.”

Abortion and 9 Things to Understand

Just because someone with female reproductive organs is pregnant does not mean the fetus will survive until its birth. Approximately, 30 percent (or more) of all pregnancies end in what is called a “spontaneous abortion,” more commonly called a “miscarriage.” The number is likely higher because this often happens before a person knows they areContinue reading “Abortion and 9 Things to Understand”

Notes on: The State of the Union

The GOP and its supporters really are more and more set on visibly/openly accelerating the destruction/complete breakdown of the United States. It should be clear that the group irrationally worried about terrorist groups is the actual terrorist group in the room. Psychologically, it makes sense. We should have realized this sooner. Rather than face legalContinue reading “Notes on: The State of the Union”

(Ignoring) Laws, Historical Narratives, and Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

I had a new thought/question on the topic of how we discuss Brown v. Board of Education and other aspects of history. I have understood and observed for about a decade now that there is a gap between the law and reality. I have also understood for roughly the same amount of time that the Brown v.Continue reading “(Ignoring) Laws, Historical Narratives, and Brown v. Board of Education (1954)”

Book Review – “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South”

Thanks to “Google Scholar Alerts,” I learned first thing this morning that I officially have another publication–although just a book review I wrote in March 2017–under my hat. This publication is an academic book review of Adrienne Berard’s Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim CrowContinue reading “Book Review – “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South””

An Open Letter to Neil Gorsuch

Dear Judge Gorsuch, You have promised to uphold the law and to be fair. Given that the Senate has moved to change the rules in order to place you on the highest court in the United States, you have an obligation to withdrawal your name from consideration. Winning by cheating is not winning, nor–in this case–isContinue reading “An Open Letter to Neil Gorsuch”

The Slow Death of the Judicial Branch? (and of the United States?)

Republicans, especially those in political offices, continue to compromise the very existence of the United States as we know it, and most don’t seem to care that this would ultimately hurt them, too. Early today, John McCain said:  I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, ifContinue reading “The Slow Death of the Judicial Branch? (and of the United States?)”

“One voice, one vote,” Rhetoric, and Voter Frustration

About one month ago I saw a bumper sticker that said “one voice, one vote.” This slogan and its many problems have been on my mind since then. This slogan, while deeply rooted historically, is perhaps now more than ever problematic given rulings in and associated with Citizens United. “One voice, one vote” simply doesn’t happen and is actuallyContinue reading ““One voice, one vote,” Rhetoric, and Voter Frustration”