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Prison, Trauma and Empathy - a twisted loop


I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy lately, both because of the upcoming presidential election, and because of some bad luck I had recently with property crime. 1,088 more words

Injustice Anxiety: How Progressive Christians Have Become Their Own Worst Enemy

A couple months ago, my wife and I attended a theatrical performance given at Northwestern’s law school, which detailed the history of violence and systemic injustice in Chicago. 1,539 more words


Systemic Injustice, Particular Punishment

The real enemy, according to most progressive critical thought, is not overt racism, sexism, etc. Such are easily noticed and relatively easy to deal with. The real enemy is systemic injustices. 978 more words


Marijuana Dispensaries: The New Liquor Stores?

As so often happens, I was reading an article in the Metro Times, one which advocated for marijuana dispensaries as legal business within the city of Detroit (and Michigan, in general).  562 more words

How to talk to your parents about police brutality.

Ever since Ferguson, I’ve been hopeful that we’re living in a historical turning point.  I keep thinking and hoping the greater culture is finally going to open up a bit, to acknowledge systemic oppression.   814 more words

Chains & Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

Okay so I just discovered that Laurie Halse Anderson is actually NOT an author of color. She’s the author of Speak (I haven’t read it) as well as Chains (just read it) and Forge (just bought it). 165 more words

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