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#YesAllWomen: Calling all allies

Calling on the male embodied allies to women’s equality to use their privileged status to have real conversations among fellow men (all) about why #YesAllWomen is the telling of real experiences and how #NotAllMen isn’t the point here*. How systemically … Continue reading

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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill Maher¬†about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … Continue reading

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Race in America: Part 2 of ?

Want to understand some of the outrage about the Zimmerman verdict a little better? Read the linked articles below – and read them with an open-mind and open-heart. Do not underestimate the *fact* that a teenager was shot and killed … Continue reading

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One hand in my pocket…

and for many of our Congressional members, the other one seems to be thwarting the Legislative branch of government in the US. I will be very pleased when the day comes – if it ever does – when money does … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Guests: A practice in listening to my instincts

I spent the few days before New Year’s Eve (NYE) up in Northwest Arkansas helping move a dear friend and visiting another. I wanted to return to Little Rock before dark so that I missed some of the more insane … Continue reading

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The backlash to an Obama win: Time to talk about privilege

It’s well past time for our country to have a serious conversation about systemic privilege. There are far too many white men out there who are angry about the re-election of Obama for it to be just about the economy … Continue reading

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Race in America. Part 1 of ?

About a month ago, on February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed. Sadly, as a black/African American boy/man, this isn’t surprising on the surface – it happens far too often in the US. This case, however, … Continue reading

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