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Ah, America’s dance with Exceptionalism! Exceptionalism to me means special, erudite, or wise, not mean, insolent, arrogant, or conceited, pretentious. Being number one does not always ensure wisdom or brilliance. In my view, we fall under the notable and remarkable references as we hold the number one position as jailer of the world. According to …
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For Schools in general and Parents in Particular   Why is it that some children hear only 600 or fewer words per hour from their parents? And what are the academic and developmental consequences of hearing such few words per hour? If you don’t know the power of conversation with your children, then perhaps you …
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Leadership, Christianity, and Social Justice Have you ever wondered about the relationship among leadership, Christianity, and social justice? These constructs mean different things to different people. Leadership may mean overseeing others, being out front, spouting orders, getting done what the leader wants done. To me, it means a process of inclusion, collaboration, participation. Christianity on …
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Why does racism persist and leadership abstains? I realize that this blog is a bit salty; but as long as we have law officers (justices), Agents, supremacists, dominant, privileged, oppressors, social justice will be impossible for all. When Justice Scalia uttered “voting as a racial entitlement,” I kept thinking of the meaning of it. I …
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We the People—Not We the Party A Call for Political and Economic Justice Part I   “We are our choices.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre   I just want to talk about what I see, feel, and think. Our republic is led by those who have neither the skills nor the will to lead; either they are …
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Your Education is worth what you are worth. Anon Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. Bertrand Russell Whatever happened to our school systems since the first school was built April 23, 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts, has adversely affected our communities, our economy, and our nation. Yet we rave about …
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We’re Not as Exceptional as We Think Imagine a little boy watching his pregnant mother pushed to the ground by a tobacco-chewing, White row-walker, on a plantation in the Mississippi Delta. We’ll return to the plantation later.   Right now, I am furious. And I write this blog with rage and revulsion. I am distressed …
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Threats to Global, Social, Distributive, and Economic Justice   People are created to be loved. Things are created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. —Aimi Razman   How do we explain the protests in the Middle East and other parts …
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Who in the hell do they think they are, trying to control women’s bodies? And they call themselves leaders!?   Why do men brazenly abridge the rights of women? I believe because many men are misogynists—haters of women. Jack Holland states in his book Misogyny, when it comes to men: “This is what makes misogyny …
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Our Mendacious Nation When leaders lie, people die. Imagine a Liar-in-Chief as Commander-in-Chief.  When leaders lie, people die!  And if you don’t believe that, just look at the wars of Viet Nam and Iraq; both wars were based on lies.  It is highly likely that we will put liars in the White House this November, …
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