As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.
I heard crunching on the gravel. I stopped playing with my doll and peeked around the corner of the house. A man who looked to be my father's friend walked towards the front door. He was tall and dark. I didn't know we were expecting a visitor today.
By choosing to not care, to not have an opinion, to not take a stance, you are part of the problem. Ignoring something doesn't make it go away. And you cannot rely on others to fight for the world you want to live in. It's on you. And me. And all of us to build the world we want to live in.
It is common belief that those who have more should help those who don't, which is true a fair amount of the time. There is also a silly phenomenon that I've noticed that is funny because it loops onto itself.
Egypt's rich archaeological heritage is falling victim to looters, thieves, and smugglers and it is not alone. The illicit trade in antiquities -- "cultural racketeering" or "trafficking culture" -- spans the globe.
It is time to leave evil behind once and for all with a proactive attitude. We need preventive war against disease and hunger. We need preventive war against war and conflict. It must be a constructive approach.