A couple of days ago I was speaking to a colleague in my department about pretty much whatever, as it was a Friday afternoon work social and awkward as anything (one of those illustrations of pluralism- of which I am not necessarily critical). 298 more words
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The holidays are such a special time. As usual, it offered me the opportunity to enhance my understanding of the blatant lack of understanding held by those closest to me, genetically speaking. 1,689 more words
When Subtle Encroachments Blossom: Violence, Ethnic Tension, and Civil Rights in the Context of the Modern American Police State
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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
I have been interviewing Rochelle for well over a year, and I wondered how her thinking about teenage pregnancy had changed over that time. I wondered if there had been any change at all. 635 more words
“Danyell’s going to college,” Rochelle told me several months ago. Danyell is her eldest sister’s first child, who was born when her mother was 14. Rochelle’s sister dropped out of high school, had another child with the father of the first, then married a man and had three more children. 268 more words