Hand of Ananke

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Posts tagged "white privilege"

The Immigration Debate Comes To My Hometown


It is late June here and as is usual for this time of year in Brockport, a quiet, little Victorian village on the Erie Canal between Rochester and Buffalo in upstate NY, there is a pleasant laziness in the air. That happens when you lose somewhere between quarter and a third of your population as the college students leave for home. The worst you usually hear around now is a complaint about the…

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On The Face Of It


There is still way too much hate in the world. Too many people, including friends and family members of mine, are at least semi-open (and not seldom enough completely open) in their belief that their race is inherently superior to others. Oh many try to sugar coat it, or hide it in coded language, but it is obvious to anyone paying even a little attention. That said, for the most part that…

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Of all stripes. Be you racists, homophobes, transphobes or sexists. I just want you to know; it will be all right. You don’t have to be afraid.
You see, as the world changes and your ideas are gradually exposed for the anachronistic and hurtful devices they are as systems of oppression break down all around you and you no longer have that privilege you rely so much on, and as we all find our…

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