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The Prequel to Our Independence

In 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation thereby putting an end to the legal status of slavery and initiating a new struggle toward legal equality for black people that took another century to accomplish. But the emancipation movement actually started a century prior. This fact has been erased from institutionalized U.S. history books because […]

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Politics

A Racist Chain-Letter

I recently saw a chain-letter regarding the holiday stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the EID Muslim holiday. The chain-letter enumerated a list of terrorist actions commited by Muslims and urged a boycott of the stamp. A copy of the actual letter can be found here at BreakTheChain.org, a site that does […]

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Politics Social/Culture

The Good Life

The “good life” was a definition that recently surfaced to the center of attention at a political online discussion in which conservatives used the term to describe what conservative politics offers… A chance at the “good life”. As one of the conservative participants put it so eloquently… “I prefer to live in a country, and […]