Category: Injustice

Support Proyecto Jardín: A Call to Thought and Action

Human rights and responsibilities Inherent in a proper notion of human rights is its inseparable companion of human responsibilities. Humanity shines brightest when a spirit of care and stewardship infuses our communion with our fellow humans, our sister species, and our mother Earth. Whatever…

Stop Islamophobia: a battle for public opinion

The following is a letter I wrote and posted to Larry Mantle’s Air Talk facebook page, in response to his coverage of the horrific events in San Bernardino. His is by no means the only voice promoting these harmful and erroneous views. People of…

Desperately needed: “Hearts as Big as Cities”

As a Spanish interpreter, I’m constantly in a position to have others speak through me. It’s an honor and a solemn duty to strive to convey their messages safely across cultural frontiers. While my work deals in the crossing of metaphorical borders, vast and…

A Tale of Two “Rough Rides”

Rough ride #1: On June 7th, 1998 James Bryd, Jr. was the victim of an unthinkably brutal, hate-motivated murder. A gang of white supremacists–a modern-day lynch mob–chained him to the back of their truck and dragged him for three and a half miles until…

Genocide is the word…

The details of the history surrounding the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people are not well known to me. I know that every year, around Earth Day, many people can be seen flying a vibrant primary-colored flag from cars, homes and storefront windows. I’ve…

Man Kills Himself Holding ‘Tax The 1%’ in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It | Alternet

Man Kills Himself Holding ‘Tax The 1%’ in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It | Alternet. This is a must-read article (click link above)! The following are comments I posted on the Daily Kos website via my disqus account: “I’m with you all…

For Charly Leundeu Keunang aka Charley Saturmin Robinet aka Brother Africa

Does a rose by any other name not smell as sweet? Does a person that goes by another name cease to be a child of Mother Earth? What do the words “serve” and “protect” mean? serve: to be a servant, a person who is…

A dispatch from our “post-racial” society… or, as Flavor Flav put it best, “Don’t believe the hype!”

So now "working while black" can be added to "driving while black" as crimes in the U.S.? Zero-tolerance for racism! http://t.co/DE79aQsqYo — HumanWritesBlog (@HumanWritesBlog) December 2, 2013

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