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Forced Marriages

To start off with I just want to clear the air about the differences between a forced and arranged marriage. A forced marriage is simply where the two people are forced to get married and have no choice whereas an arranged marriage is where two people are recommended to each other and they spend time getting to know each other (well they should but sometimes they don’t…) and it is their choice at the end of the day if they get married. 501 more words


The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The novel, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett tells the story of three very different women, Aibileen, Minny Jackson and Skeeter Phelan in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. Despite their differences, they unite to solve a common problem: segregation. 162 more words

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The Pale Green Line

Empathy lies at the root of all morality; so I have heard and so have I observed. I heard it first in stories about the Rabbi Jesus in Sunday School. 1,665 more words


The Michigan Juneteenth Controversy of 2015

One could convince most white Americans, without too much kicking and screaming, to admit that slavery constitutes a national embarrassment and we should all celebrate its end. 963 more words


"The Very Real Work That Needs To Be Done": Republicans, Take Down That Flag -- And Stand Up For Voting Rights

The abandonment of the Confederate battle flag by conservative politicians and organizations that previously defended it as a noble symbol of “heritage, not hate” is welcome, if long overdue. 975 more words


Krakow: Colorful Backyards

Well, a backyard is the inevitable result of a building facing another building without a street between them. A polish backyard is a piece of cultural heritage which is now, at least in Kraków, for one year in a competition with colorful barrels. 188 more words


No Peace With Netanyahu: The Culmination of Hate and Power

After posting my blog about the Vatican recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state, I thought it would be interesting to revisit my thoughts regarding Benjamin Netanyahu when he gave his speech at the… 1,754 more words