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Thomas Jefferson is a Southerner, but he is not the Confederate Flag. I understand why the contemporary Democratic Party would backbench the two white males (Jackson and Jefferson) who founded the Democratic Party, but I still love Jefferson. His words sing. … Continue reading
Fair is Fair: Like Abortion, Slavery Should Be a Matter of Choice, Not Illegal, Says Chisago County Republican Party
It’s the kind of image and message you’d expect to stumble upon at a white supremacist website, and it’s been taken down after outrage about it spread, but the Chisago County Republican Party in Minnesota posted on its Facebook page … Continue reading
Imagine banging your head and suddenly having a talent for piano playing (or oil painting, or doing complex mathematics). It’s a real phenomenon. Here’s an example: __________ To my mind, this suggests that individuals are a lot like birds. Birds … Continue reading
About 2000 Muslim women in France wear the full body burqa, and the French Parliament is slated to vote on its ban Tuesday. The idea of a burqa ban is popular in France (in polls, about 80% of French citizens tend to … Continue reading
IRONY: There is a Young Earth Creation Museum in the American South, But No Major Museum Devoted to the Subject of Slavery
According to the NY Times, former governor of Virginia, Douglas Wilder, and entertainer Bill Cosby, are trying to fix that: The museum, once built, will be “transformative,” said Lyn Henley, a Topanga, Calif., exhibition designer whose past projects include the … Continue reading
Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Women at Auschwitz-Birkenau, with Heads Shaved, Selected for Forced Labor, May, 1944
Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archives
A Farmer’s Wife and the Powerful Body of a Young Miller: Sexploitation of the Poor in a Marquis de Sade Short Story
At one level, the Marquis de Sade’s short story, “The Lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a Woman’s Revenge,” is a feminist tale, for it tells the story of a woman who outwits her husband by discovering and exposing his adulterous affair, … Continue reading
On August 26, 2008, at Andrew Sullivan’s Atlantic blog, an African American woman wrote movingly of the import of Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic Convention: I am a 36 year old African American woman. I have two girls ages … Continue reading
Americans Moving Along Their Cages, Tracks, and Grooves—and Imagining It as Freedom: An Image I Snapped From a Bridge in Las Vegas
Of course, to take this picture I too show myself to be in the cage.