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Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

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

Bigotry

Tamir Rice ...a child killed for no reason other than he was black skinned

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

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Different forms of racism

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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Racism: An Open Wound for Native Students


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Fans at a minor league hockey game reportedly pour beer, hurl racist insults at Native American children

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Voting for Rights

For context,

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.

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