Aug 12, 2015
commented on The Bad Politics of the Black Lives Matter Protesters Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders
Firstly, I am burnt out on reading comments since last week. I say this because I do not know what has been said on this comment section. That being said, something I found odd was the people who stated they no longer wanted to support BLM after the rally ( or lack there of). This made no sense to me. How could this undo the reasons you would support the type of change being asked for? Nothing has been resolved or altered, did this one event change your fundamental belief in fairness and justice? Are you a whole other person than last week? Does being offended warrant turning ones back on a problem ( yes it is a problem), "oh I used to care about this but I was offended by two people once and don't see the reason to ask for change anymore." If you valued being behind the ideas of BLM before I guarantee you that it is still something to stand up for.
Dec 4, 2013
commented on Why Is America So Unequal?
It is difficult to see that any and all of these problems exist. Even if I benefit from some of them I do not want them. I try to act in ways that do not promote these issues but do not feel that I am doing anything more that waiting for things to change. I understand that it is a complicated and ingrained situation but what is one little thing that any of us can do today to help improve the circumstance that are at BEST indifferent? I am asking sincerely.
Jul 23, 2013
commented on My Parents Told Me the Sad Truth About America
I marvel at the hate and vitriol that seeps out whenever anyone suggests things could be different, or even better. Why is it so hard to conceive that we do have obligations to ourselves and each other? Is it so scary or insulting to ask that everyone's lives be improved, to dare suggest that maybe we can try harder or care a little more? The us and them mentality is a trap (one I fall into myself).
I am sad to say it was a reasonable and responsible thing for Mr. Mudede to have this conversation with his son. It is perhaps more problematic that millions of parents are not having this conversation with their children. I suppose I should be happy for the people who do not have to have this conversation but that returns me to my question of our responsibility to each other. I'll try harder, will you?
Jul 22, 2013
commented on Samantha Power Has No Backbone
I feel my life would be improved if there were a sarcasm or facetiousness font. I cannot tell what to think here.