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Rattled by the Law

A Personal Experience with Police Harassment and Citizen Surveillance

You know how you can “know” something in a cognitive sense, and then something happens that causes you to have a different understanding, a new way of knowing? 1,111 more words


Diarmuid Breatnach

They came down O’Connell Street in their tens of thousands – colourful banners and heart-shaped balloons, music in sections, black, brown and white faces and if many were old, many were also young – and not just the children brought by a parent. 1,559 more words

Irish Republicans

On Fireworks and Freedom

I think I’ve been seeing fireworks on the Fourth of the July for as long as I’ve been alive–that’s 26 years. Like most children, they startled me when I was younger, but I’ve come to love the dancing lights and the thrashing thunder that follows every burst. 454 more words


Group calling for new discussion on race in America

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – Nearly fifty years after the release of the Kerner Commission report on the racial divide in America, a group called The Civil Rights Institute has announced plans to revisit its finding given the turbulent events in recent years. 90 more words


Walking with God in the Struggle.

Things pretty much came ‘full circle during the six weeks in which I was enrolled in  an online theology course entitled The Bible and Social Justice through Xavier. 3,181 more words

Story Time: Ignorance

Reading this article from Vox yesterday about the ignorance surrounding prejudice and racism—specifically against the black population–made me think of this exchange between my mom and a young, black man (let’s call him Joe) in a grocery store. 534 more words

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