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A Festering Nation

As I walk the streets of this nation I note an acute awareness of fear and uncertainty, perhaps a lost feeling of “trust”.  Feeding on inequalities along ethnic, racial and economics this fear and lost trust has festered into a boil that is about to explode unless we as citizens seek to accommodate and respect each other’s cultural distinctions and histories.

U.S. National Concerns

US Segregation Maps

Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke University published a report with a bold title: “The End of the Segregated Century.” U.S. cities, the authors concluded, were less segregated in 2012 than they had been at any point since 1910. 116 more words


"Passing as Black" (UPDATED): new DNA info. Some changes...

Good news: So some changes have been made to my DNA info.

So I did a check-up on my DNA. My “Broadly Southern Europe” was decreased and moved to my Spanish & Portuguese DNA so that increased the Spanish and Portiguese DNA. 289 more words


Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession

Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession
Source: Pew Research Center

The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families.

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Sweden Democrats try to make nationality a matter of race

There is no “Swedish” race – though the Sweden Democrats (SD) would like to think there is.

I take “race” here to be an ethnic grouping based on ancestry. 955 more words


We counted on America to be interesting. We counted wrong.

In case, you’re wondering, the answer is yes, the title is a spoof of the spoken soundbites at the end of Def Leppard’s song “Gods of War.”  And if you guessed the reference beforehand, I might even show you my boobs.   1,568 more words

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am beyond blessed and honorable to be nominated by two of my lovelies Mamamaitri and garfieldhug for this meaningful award. <3 I couldn’t thank you enough for such a nomination. 498 more words