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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

A ‘Number One Bestseller’ and I can see why. The book tells the story of Lily Owens, a girl who has grown up with a violent Dad and thinking she killed her mother. 937 more words

Fiction

Could You Live without water? The Residents of Detroit are!

More than 2,000 Detroit residents took to the streets last week to protest the “discriminatory” water shut offs in their city.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund complained that the water shut offs were “racially motivated,” and that the city was targeting “the most vulnerable citizens” while ignoring major corporations who are millions of dollars delinquent on their water bills. 75 more words

Detroit

Free market

        creates slaves

Unctuous knaves

        debase

              & save

         a dollar for them selves

Slaves,

              meanwhile,

      refuse to rile

      & constantly bear child

Pernicious races, 108 more words

Poetry

Guest Post: Marianne Snow on Duncan Tonatiuh's Separate Is Never Equal

I received my copy of Duncan Tonatiuh’s new picture book, Separate Is Never Equal, the other day.

This book presents the true story of Sylvia Mendez, a Latina elementary school student, whose family and neighbors successfully challenged Anglo/Mexican segregation in California schools in the 1940s. 572 more words

Social Justice

Government, Racial Tension, and Feminism

It seems that certain people would have their government enact legislation giving employment quotas and/or fair treatment laws regarding racial minorities so that they can have a so-called “equal opportunity” to succeed in the workplace as, for example a Caucasian male. 133 more words

Fun

10-Year-Old Girl on Scooter Beaten on Sidewalk, Reportedly Called ‘Cracker’ — and Possible ‘Hate Incident’ Is All Caught on Video

But if this were in reverse and it was white on black there would be an uproar and Al Sharpton, Oprah and Obama would be crying the blues and saying blacks are treated unfairly in this nation!!. 144 more words

America

~The Truth About Forgiveness....~

The truth about forgiveness and other peoples shit.

I recently had an opportunity to interact in a racial discussion. Not such a big secret.

As with all things labeled “race” tensions can often times run high. 960 more words