I met the late Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. We met a couple of times, but I only had a real conversation with him once. It was a glorious moment for me, the great justice being one of my heroes- a brilliant jurist and an absolutely critical player in the progressive era that was the ‘60s (plus or minus a decade), when the promises of Reconstruction and the drive for women’s rights were palpable. 240 more words
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Please understand that this is a 12 year old boy with a toy gun ALONE at a picnic table, cops drove up and opened fire. No investigation, no determination, they drove right up to him and opened fire , killing him with out a care. 45 more words
This is very scary and also not the America I believe in. 26 more words
Racism is a difficult subject to tackle; the most commonly accepted view on racism comes down to the colour of skin or the persons country of origin but, much like many things in life, there is a broad scale of racism that creeps into everyday life. 396 more words
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Irish voters have decisively voted in favour of marriage equality, making Ireland the first country to do so through the ballot box. Only one of the 43 constituencies voted against the proposal – Roscommon-South Leitrim – while the yes vote exceeded 70% in many parts of Dublin.