“We want women to make choices, that’s why on healthcare we want women to have...– - Michele Bachmann, among the most pro-life candidates of any in this election cycle, on Meet the Press (via stufficareabout) Oops! Did she forget her own VERY pro-life platform? Lulz. Thanks for seeing the light, Ms. Bachmann.
"You will see the worst of people and the best of... →
Major kudos to SMU’s Monika Korra for taking back her life. For standing her ground. For surviving. For overcoming. For not being silent. For running.
Dave Zirin: Jackie Robinson, Trayvon Martin and... →
timekiller-s: This is Zirin’s blog post from March 23, but relevant on the 65th Anniversary of Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier: As Jean West, a school teacher in Florida, wrote, “Branch Rickey had miscalculated the degree to which Jim Crow was entrenched in Sanford. As an example, an inanimate object, a second-hand piano, purchased in 1924 from the courthouse for use in...
Tulsa no stranger to racial tensions that go far... →
If you grow up in Oklahoma and graduate from high school, you are required to take an Oklahoma History class. One piece of history that was not taught during my school years was that of the 1921 race riots in Tulsa (wiki link above, excerpt below). The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale racially motivated conflict, May 31 - June 1, 1921, between the white and black communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma,...