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Inclusion

“We have an admirable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The quote is boilerplate and has a feel good quality about it. The quote is passive and largely meaningless. It papers over possible flaws in actual inclusion. Variations of the quote have … Continue reading

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Advice From P.T. Barnum To Heed, An Op-Ed

There is a distinctly uncivil, heartless trend these days of certain businesses refusing to do business with particular types of people. As of late and most noteworthy is “Chick fil A” and their aggressive, refusenik attitude towards the LGBT community. This … Continue reading

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Executive Order 8802

For people and groups who feel an aching need for basic civil rights protections, legal action on these matters takes an excruciating, frustrating long time. Civil rights, specifically fair employment practices, are still wedge issues in today’s political debate. From … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Act Of 1964

There will probably always be a segment of the population that insists upon treating people in an uncivil manner. This is particularly true in their behavior towards people they perceive as different.  Some of the more radical members go out … Continue reading

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Religious Restoration

To many people’s dismay, the US has become embroiled in something called “religious restoration”.  The politicians and religionists who favor so-called religious restoration laws say that they protect the religious freedoms of the people.  Those who are wary of such … Continue reading

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The Wilmington Uprising

The 2006 release of a report from the North Carolina General Assembly revealed a terrible breach of justice. After I read accounts of the violent governmental overthrow I felt a deep sense of outrage and disappointment. The Wilmington, North Carolina coup d’etat of November … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Clear headed, fair minded people have often expressed amazement that we still allow discrimination based on any criteria these days.  We can intellectually understand that repressive regimes as are often found in third world nations and places like Communist China … Continue reading

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