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Preservation Through Transformation

In reading the first chapter of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, “The Rebirth of Caste” I was struck by two sentences. First, in discussing how the social rhetoric and hierarchy has been restructured but not destroyed since America’s beginning, she quotes legal scholar Reva Siegel in saying this process is “‘preservation through transformation'” which is how “white privilege is maintained.” Secondly she wrote, under the heading “The Death of Jim Crow”, that “In the absence of a massive, grassroots movement directly challenging the racial caste system, Jim Crow might be alive and well today.” While this idea of a racial hierarchy is in direct conflict with the American Dream of “rags to riches” and “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps”, it is nonetheless true that the racial caste in this country prevents specific groups of people from achieving what others in a higher caste can accomplish. 149 more words

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Do These 10 Things, and Trump Will Be Toast | Michael Moore

Even if you have a soft spot (!) for Number 45, Michael Moore’s “Do These 10 Things, and Trump Will Be Toast” is a “must-read” for… 2,995 more words

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Bernie Sanders Says He's Ready for Grassroots Change

On Sunday April 23, Bernie Sanders said, “The Democratic Party’s model is failing,” and if voter turnout doesn’t grow “there is no future forward for the Democratic Party.” 725 more words

Relearn Long Term Player Development – A conversation with Dave Clarke


Dave is one of the premiere college coaches in the NCAA’s highest division, head coach for women’s soccer at Quinnipiac University, a licensed Instructor for the United States Soccer Federation and also works with the US Soccer National Training Centre. 1,621 more words

The hood made me realize that crime succeeds because crime does the one thing the government doesn’t do: crime cares. Crime is grassroots. Crime looks for the young kids who need support and a lifting hand.

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Are you ready to be heartbroken ?

The season is coming to an end and it looks like the words of Lloyd Cole may come true.

But were Not quite ready to be heartbroken just yet.Weve come through 2 wins against AFC Llwydcoed ,3-0 on both occasions and yet another game where weve been the better side against runaway leaders Llanelli 2-2 away,3-3 at home.A crowd of just under 300 at home was surely the shape of things to come with a successful Pontypridd Town. 157 more words

Los Angeles Grassroots Organizing Training

In these difficult times, using the power of our voices and our bodies to fight for what we believe in is more important than ever. Join Greenpeace for a 1-day training on the skills and strategies of effective grassroots organizing. 103 more words

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