activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

PJ Reilly9 days ago
Corrupt the Youth
This essay does not intend to add to the thousands of think-pieces on Donald Trump's profound unfitness of the Office of the Presidency on the basis of his politics, for it is clear that the subjectiv...
Darryl Richie16 days ago
Rise
Colin Kaepernick is an American football player and former Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. During a preseason game in 2016, he sat down during the playing of our country’s national anthem, “Th...
Katy Preen21 days ago
On Punching Nazis
Do you know when there's a fashionable idea going around, but there's something that feels a bit “off” with it? I spend a lot of time in skeptical and atheist circles, and there is always some real-wo...
Kate Kenyona month ago
People are Struggling to See the Danger of the Right
Worryingly, I have seen more and more people aligning themselves, knowingly or not, with views of the alt-right movement, often indirectly supporting the views of Trump. There’s a lot of reason to wan...
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Ali Nayebia month ago
Stand Up for Your Rights
What can one say about life? How do we measure our lives? Is it by our bank accounts? Is it by the amount of friends we have and our overall sense of popularity? Is it by the type of car we drive or t...
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Sarah Evea month ago
Can We Achieve World Peace In 90 Days (or less)?
International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) is celebrated globally each year, on 21st September. Its sole purpose, to bring world peace to the attention and forefront of our minds, with a view to ...
David Bulleya month ago
Hug a Nazi
I’m almost finished with the first draft of a book titled How to Stop Feeling Afraid, in which I use all my experience as a high and middle school disciplinarian to show how nearly all aberrant behavior has its roots in fear. Why did that guy call you names? He’s afraid. Why did your girlfriend snub you in public? She’s afraid. Why were you robbed, threatened, hurt, dissed, cut off in traffic? All, all (except for the sociopath) because that person’s fear was powerful enough to overcome their na...
The Alt-Right and the Right to Be Wrong
Albert Camus said, “There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide,” and Albert was not entirely alone in his quest. Sartre, Schopenhauer, and the existentialists as a wh...
Clark Ramosa month ago
I Was at the #PhoenixProtests.
We wore anti-Nazi "45" shirts. We were turned away from the doors of the convention center for our shirts. The guy said, "we have the right to refuse anybody from entering the rally," but we also hear...
Jocelin Leigea month ago
Why This Weekend Is a Cry for Help
This past weekend has really pushed folks' limits on racial identity and racial hate. With the death of Heather Heyer and others being literally targeted by the white supremacist and neo-Nazis, you'd ...
Amanda Spradlina month ago
Attitudes Over Statues
The headlines across the nation have been absurdly screaming and I can’t help but wonder, “What is going on in my U.S.A.?” Apparently, protesters have been holding rallies at many sculptures all acros...
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Nicole Kinga month ago
Why Being in the Middle Is WRONG
Picture this. You’re on the playground, and there’s a smaller kid from your class trying to play on the swings. He was always timid, shy, and just wanted to keep to himself. Well, you’re next to him o...
When Social Media Policy Allows Hateful Messages
I've been blogging for a number of years now, and what happened in the early hours of August 16 freaks me out. It does more than freak me out, though; it makes me angry. Much of the writing I do has t...
The #SupportSystem for #Racism
As many of us are watching the USA's response to Charlottesville, VA, the media has begun to pick and choose what information becomes forgotten by the public. While we all get over saturated with Whit...
Charlottesville
Charlottesville. The name of the town alone sounds so welcoming, or at least, it used to. It's a Southern city that has now been tainted by alt right, neo-Nazis, and other vile groups that want nothin...
Clayton Woullarda month ago
Violence Is Not Allyship
It is an understandable impulse to want to physically hurt white supremacists. It is a matter of analyzing when it is worthwhile and not. I have spent a lot of time in the last nine months with people...
Two Missouri Kids Feel Back in Closet After Quote Removal
Receiving the high school yearbook is perhaps one of the highlights of a student's scholastic career. The photos, both goofy and serious, the signatures from friends and teachers, and the memorable qu...
America Needs More Than Denial Right Now
A friend posted "Beaumont to Detroit" written by Langston Hughes in 1943 on her social media profile the other day. For anyone unfamiliar with this piece, it is a very powerful reflection on America d...