If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people.
Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren’t as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people’s civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction.
Girl Scouts is a girl-serving organization, so our members are girls.
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
Here’s the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.
Children are free moral agents and have a right to be exposed to a range of beliefs well beyond the rigid doctrinal confines of their parent’s faith, and we have an obligation to insist that they be so exposed, at least in public schools, if not elsewhere.
As a writer, there are times when you have something to say, and yet no particular ‘hook’ upon which to hang the missive you are burning to release.
I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.
At times, some journalists see nothing in the people apart from an opportunity to make material gain. They see them as consumers to whom we sell commodities at huge profits that keep our bank accounts growing.