Stephen Walden

Stephen Walden is an 11th grade US History Teacher from Oklahoma.

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The Consent of the Governed and the “Rich Man's Burden”
a year ago
In the late 19th century, a number of American businessmen and politicians (read: “robber barons”) expressed a desire to expand their Gilded Age dominance beyond the borders of these United States. Ho...
'The Purge' Already Happened in the 2016 Presidential Election
a year ago
October 9, 2016. Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The second presidential debate is kicking off with a question to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A woman asks about the negati...
You Are Becoming the Oppressor
a year ago
History provides countless examples of genocide rising while citizens allowed it to do so by their silence and inaction. Germany, Rwanda, and the Native Americans come to mind. I, for one, will not be...
White Silence on Juneteenth
a year ago
Today is Juneteenth, a celebration of the day on which the last remaining slaves were made aware of their freedom in 1865. However, it must be noted that not long after this was accomplished, an entir...
President Trump, North Korea, and the Evangelical Base
a year ago
The Trump administration focused on two primary talking points this past Friday: Jesus is fine with separating families who are fleeing horrific conditions. Americans should honor President Trump when...
What Pride Month Means in the Age of Trump
a year ago
We're halfway through Pride Month in America, and it's time to take our temperature or run the risk of burning out. The current administration has recognized June as National Ocean Month, National Car...