The liberal mainstream media was falling all over themselves denigrating the scary conservative wing of the U.S. one-party system, which masquerades as two separate gangs. But while the Republican convention was a bit frightening (the microphone was dominated by a parade of clowns, liars, haters, racists, Uncle Tom’s, thieves, charlatans and narrow nationalist xenophobes), the … [Read more...]
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When we see hate speech we must hold tight to Michelle Obama’s words First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention rocked, and her words and advice about hate speech resonated especially for many LGBTQ people. In a surprisingly personal speech, Obama shared how she and Barack advise their daughters, Malia and Sasha, on how not to … [Read more...]
What is a confidential informant? What are the ground rules for handling an informant? When will being an informant no longer give them permission to commit crimes with impunity? Notice, we did not ask who is an informant. We all know that informants can be helpful to law enforcement. Our complaint is when they are harmful to the community or are allowed to commit … [Read more...]
As a parent of children of color, I need to be heard. I'm tired of being dismissed by White defensiveness and the overwhelming White fear of being called a racist. I am in need of having a real conversation about my child, a conversation that not only openly and honestly acknowledges both my child's successes and struggles but also addresses your biases and mental models when … [Read more...]
This past May, the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO) published a new study titled The Rise of White-Segregated Subsidized Housing. The study’s executive summary opens by stating, “Subsidized housing in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is segregated, and this segregation takes two forms — one well-known, and the other virtually … [Read more...]