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In defense of my love for a white man

It seems silly to even start off calling this a “defense,” because we can always resort to the very idealistic notion of “everyone should have the freedom to love who you choose.” Of course in a vacuum this argument makes perfect sense and I support it whole-heartedly, but nothing ever exists in a vacuum that neatly, and is it not the point of cultivating consciousness to try to understand that? 1,110 more words


The Flood

I have been on a two-day hiatus and it has been painful. Friends from another lifetime came into town and stayed in our house. 9 people in a two bedroom house…which means I had no privacy even when I was in the bathroom. 5,287 more words

Can you live in a world without liberty?

I tend to live with people who think you can’t say whatever you want, particularly on the Internet. I tend to think of older family members as somewhat apathetic towards the ideals I describe, and the values that I would happily grow stubborn for, let alone the reasons for me being a stubborn bastard about it. 532 more words

Culture And So-Called Society

You're Wrong About the Confederate Flag

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably at least heard of the murder of 9 church members at a predominantly black church in Charleston, North Carolina. 569 more words

ATW-36 Br. Leavy and Resurrection

I can tell you the location, approximate date and time that I began my theological career.  It was in my 10th grade religion class at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York. 1,235 more words


Longform: 'A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. 7,560 more words

Civil Rights

Wilde Truth

After the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, I thought back to my own journey as a gay man and the vast changes I’ve seen towards LGBT people in my lifetime. 672 more words