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I'm Privileged & Proud Of It

In recent days, among a slew of many colorful words - most containing four letters and something to do with my skin color, I've been accused of being privileged. This came about because of my post, "I Miss America."I'd like to take this moment to say: Yes. Yes, I am....more
I meant to respond here, but got clicked over to your blog instead. I would like to include the ...more

Words fail me

For the most part, I'd say that I am a fairly positive person, and in general, I believe the tone of my writing reflects this. I'm struggling to find positivity tonight, though... as a matter of fact, struggling to string together anything remotely meaningful or even coherent... after coming across an article this afternoon that completely threw me for a loop. I'm not going to go into details as to what the article says, but I'll post a link and leave it up to you as to whether or not you want to read it for yourself. ...more

Bashing My Head Against a Wall of Hatred

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home   My friend Lori, from ...more
@TortoiseMum Exactly. If there are those that have suffered because of adoption, that's what I ...more

Explaining Hatred

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com How in the world does one explain a concept to a child that most adults struggle with?  I am in that boat. The alleged death of Osama Bin Laden is being greeted with cheers, anthem-singing and a host of other feelings of joy. I cannot rejoice in someone's death --- even the death of a man linked to some of the worst crimes in human history.  So I reserve judgment. ...more

It is Time to Stop Ignoring the Thugs

I cannot write coolly about the rising tide of hatred in America. I'd love to be able to come up with a rational journalistic effort that succinctly spells out the problem and offers some convenient solutions. But I am not there yet. I have torn up two dozen attempts. ...more

So much of this comes from our tribal instincts - and I use the word "instinct" on purpose - ...more

10 Ways: Quiz Yourself to Help Stop Hatred

Hatred has become a frightening part of everyday life. From the web to Congress, from casual remarks over paper cups of coffee to snide remarks over cocktail glasses, the shadow of hatred can be found lurking. Hate crimes in America continue to rise. It is time to step further up and to support positive change, both in our communities and in ourselves. ...more

Good comment. I see your point. The use of the word "tolerance" above was from the Southern ...more

Is it a joke, or is it hatred disguised in Biblical language?

Over the past few days, a Biblical verse has reportedly topped the google trends charts. It is also turning up in bumper stickers and tee shirts across the country. It reads: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8” But what do you see when you look up that Psalm? “May his days be few; may another take his office.” ...more

This is a good and important post, Mata. I saw it go through my mail but didn't realize until ...more

The echo of Kristallnacht - from 71 years ago to today

I didn't want to write about the Holocaust again. It hurts too much. Surely with so many other things happening in the world, I could just let mention of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht pass by unspoken, couldn't I? Just once? Then I read this, reported in the Sacramento Bee about events this week: ...more

I'm not sure if this makes sense, but after I read this post - I came across more

Hatred and the care of the soul

It feels like the world has been morally burning these past few weeks. From the elation of Inauguration Day, we've all had to climb down from our hopes of some immediate transformation of the populace. We've instead found that those of us who felt joy are even more vulnerable to feeling the pain of recent acts of hatred. ...more

Interestingly, when I took Hebrew, the professor told us that the word "Shalom" - usually ...more