Sappho Speaks: Liberals, Labeling and How Much We Lose

What Would Sappho Say? Lectori Salutem! or L.S. (Greetings to the Reader!) I know we were all taught as children not to call each other names and we know how much racism hurts us as a culture (or at least I hope those reading this blog do) but there as so many more ways we use labels in our lives that shut us off from groups, from information, and from individuals and if you are anything like me, it takes someone pointing it out every now and then for a real wake up call to happen in your life so change can begin to rebuild your way of interacting in the world....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

Your Race or Mine

Race is commonly based upon skin color, facial features, and hair textures.  There have also been groups designated as races based on religion, culture, social, national, ethnic, linguistic, genetic, geographical, and anatomical groupings.  This makes one wonder what exactly makes a person a certain race.  If it's religion, am I part of a Mormon race?  That makes no since since I'm from a convert family.  If it's cultural, then am I part of an educated race?  Well, that sounds quite elitist.  If it's social, am I part of a liberal race?  That doesn't ...more

Softcore Bigotry

A few days ago, I heard this sentence: "I could say something really racist right now, but I won't." ...more

Martin Luther King Jr. Saved The Whites

by Laura Baudo SillermanThis is how it was: There were names for black people, “coloreds” being the most polite. I can’t get myself to write them and I’m glad of that, but if I could it would illustrate how searingly deep was the fear and the distain....more

Digging Deep, why I went down the wrong path and got raped, addicted, abused etc

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Dear Mr. Harry Reid...

Dear Mr. Reid,The comments you made were despicable and dishonorable.  To refer to Mr. Obama as having a better chance of winning the election, because he could basically stop sounding "Negro" at will is simply unbelievable. ...more

Teacher Cuts Child's Braid, Gets $175 Fine

A white teacher in Milwaukee, Wisc., cut off a black child's braid as punishment for the child's fidgeting with her hair. School officials have removed the first-grader, Lamya Cammon, age 7, from the teacher's classroom while they "investigate," but the teacher still has her job. The teacher said "I apologize but I was frustrated," according to the mother, Helen Cunningham, who wants to know why this first grade teacher at Congress Elementary would be allowed to keep her job. "Why would we want someone like that teaching our kids?" she asks. ...more

i dont know if it was racially motivated or not but it sure smacks of a physical assault either ...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