humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

Jenny Vidler19 days ago
Immigrant
There's something about the word immigrant that always has a negative connotation. Growing up in California, USA my first image when I hear the word immigrant is someone who is Mexican coming to Calif...
Dear Kim Jong Un
Dear Kim, Why? Why are you doing this? What good could it possibly do? Why are you putting yourself and everyone you love at such great risk? Why are you putting the world at an even greater risk? Why...
Michael LaMasa25 days ago
Confessions of Someone Who Isn't Black
I wrote this essay back in July of 2016 when week after week, we would see more and more brutality from the police against unarmed black men and women. In light of the events in Charleston, I felt it ...
Matthew Bertoa month ago
What is Conservatism?
In contrast to such isms as socialism, liberalism and nationalism, conservatism is not so much an ideology as it is a disposition; an attitude of mind. This makes conservatism all the more difficult t...
To Be or Not To Be
Another Day So. Here I am again thinking about damn trump— FYI, I use a small case ‘t’ for its name to show my complete disrespect for it. The Arizona rally was a few days ago. I didn’t go, rest assur...
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Patrick Murphya month ago
How I Explained Charlottesville to My Kids
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have been described as many things — hateful, terrorism, supremacist, etc. There are self-flagellating white liberals grieving over whiteness. There are Blacks...
Yoshio Chandlera month ago
So, What Are You?
"So, what are you? I mean, how do you categorize yourself? Are you black? White? Hispanic? Maybe some Polynesian?" These are the questions many of us who are classed as "multiracial" or "multi-ethnic"...
"The Daily Stormer" Troubles Not Over
There's a storm brewing for Andrew Anglin, founder of neo-Nazi website "The Daily Stormer." Sirius XM host Dean Obeidallah, who is of Muslim-American descent, is suing because a June 1 article posted ...
So Wrong They're Alt Right
The first thing that needs to be said: the alt right is just a fancy name for Nazis. Offended, don't be a Nazi. It's as simple as that. I have no patience for those that try to defend themselves with ...
An Internal Reaction to an External Issue
It's been 86 days since the Manchester Arena was attacked by a British-Muslim whose name I refuse to type into this article. I refuse to type this man's name because it gives him more publicity than I...
White Shock in the Face of Racism
Growing up in suburban Utah, I didn’t give much thought to race. I didn’t think of my whiteness as a luxury or think about the fact that despite attending a school that was in a primarily Hispanic nei...
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...
Continue To Stand Against Racism, Hatred - And Not Just For Heather Heyer
Heather Heyer, just 32 years old, was a young woman embarking on what should be the rest of her life. She was, by all accounts, someone who believed in standing up for the voiceless, and happened to b...
STACEY LYNN2 months ago
When Your Skin is Seen as a Weapon...
I am a single mother of color, and my anxiety for my children grows at a rate that has left me physically ill daily and exhausted. Unable to lock my children away in a safety bubble and not expose the...
Peter Rose2 months ago
Over Population of Earth
I see calls for humans to give up chemical aids to food production, to return to “natural” and “balanced” treatment of the Earth. Admirable as these calls may be, they are ignoring the reality. This p...
Grace Evelyn2 months ago
How to See the Bigger Picture of Trump's Role
I know that these days, it is the norm to see post after post showing Donald Trump saying something completely ridiculous or being mocked/hated by someone; however, from the perspective of a non-Ameri...
Beena Patel2 months ago
Oppression
In her poetry, Maya Angelou defines the birdcage as “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings...
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Dominic Lane2 months ago
The Demise of Common Sense
Like many around my own age (I was born in 1965), I have lived through harsh times, such as the capitulation of the Government to Trade Unionism, the so-called "Winter of Discontent," and some good, o...