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Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Suspension For Teaching Lesson On Blackface

Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Suspension For Teaching Lesson On Blackface

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 14:20:16 in Black Voices

“This a perfect example of why good teachers are leaving the field. They're muzzled by administrators and politicians, forced to teach test-taking, and are not allowed to really teach their students history, science, culture, art, nor encourage critical thinking.

With all of the headlines that bad teachers have been making lately (cheating scandals, inappropriate relationships with students, covering up violent crimes), here's one who's actually teaching, yet gets punished because he dared to dig into the dark parts of history. Nonsense.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 10:32:05 in Politics

“I don't care how many elections I experience in my lifetime, 2012 will always be my favourite year. The GOP melt downs on live television and social media were epic.”

Twelve on Jun 3, 2014 at 08:32:45

“I could not agree more. Eipic s a perfect word for it. By the way, Fleetwood Mac are coming to Seattle and I have tickets. Whoo Hoo!!!!”
Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Suspension For Teaching Lesson On Blackface

Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Suspension For Teaching Lesson On Blackface

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 10:09:33 in Black Voices

“I'd rather have good teachers who choose not to shelter their students from history than teachers who are too sensitive to address history. I don't see where his actions are worthy of suspension.”

Christine Jurgens on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:30:51

“I agree. It seems as though the administration lacked a backbone. I am proud of this teacher. He is showing history as it really happened - the good, the bad, and the ugly.”
8 Reasons This Detroit Festival Is The Best Kept Secret For Electronic Music Fans

8 Reasons This Detroit Festival Is The Best Kept Secret For Electronic Music Fans

Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:44:17 in Entertainment

“This sounds like fun. A music lover like me would fit right in.”
Teen Tennis Star's Success Is A Powerful Argument Against Body-Shaming

Teen Tennis Star's Success Is A Powerful Argument Against Body-Shaming

Commented May 30, 2014 at 12:16:38 in Black Voices

“She looks great. Go, girl!”
House GOP Blocks Vote On Incest Exception To Anti-Abortion Legislation

House GOP Blocks Vote On Incest Exception To Anti-Abortion Legislation

Commented May 30, 2014 at 10:25:39 in Politics

“Perfect example of why we need to keep the Senate out of Republicans' hands.”
GOP Senate Candidate Has Self-Contradictory Take On Gay Marriage

GOP Senate Candidate Has Self-Contradictory Take On Gay Marriage

Commented May 30, 2014 at 10:11:59 in Politics

“This is so sad how they spend time and money fighting against same-sex marriage. When will they get it through their thick skulls that people do not have the right to vote on the personal rights of others? I am scared to even think of how American society would be if civil and basic rights were placed on a ballot. My parents would be in jail since they are an interracial couple, and I would probably be in a cell next to theirs since I am a product of their marriage, a marriage that would still be considered "illegal" as it was in the '50s.

Get out of the private affairs of people, Republicans. Gays, women, and minorities don't need you and your supporters voting on what you *think* is right for us. We're not children, and you're not our masters.”
Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Commented May 30, 2014 at 10:02:06 in Politics

“You're right about that. I have to admit that Republicans do succeed in better turnouts in some elections. But I'm also hanging on to the hope that I had in 2012. When I saw those long, long lines at heavily-Democratic voting precincts in Florida and Ohio on the news, my heart sank. I just knew many were going to throw their hands up and leave. Surprisingly, they did not. People were giving them support on social media and taking them cups of hot chocolate and coffee to keep them warm. Their endurance turned those states blue, and awarded President Obama with their electoral votes. I just hope that the Dems can reignite that fire in their bellies for the midterms (and as you stated, Republicans have ticked off enough people to where the desire to vote them out in large numbers is strong).

I live in a state that has the vote-by-mail system in place, and voters here (Washington state) don't go to the polls. I will do my part in joining support campaigns on social media to encourage Democrats, especially those in red states, to hang in there.

*raises my glass* Here's to a successful midterm election.”
This Is What A Segregated School System Looks Like

This Is What A Segregated School System Looks Like

Commented May 30, 2014 at 09:41:44 in Black Voices

“Good post, and congratulations to you for your uni acceptance.”
GOP Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land Overwhelmed By Reporters: 'I Can't Do This'

GOP Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land Overwhelmed By Reporters: 'I Can't Do This'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 21:06:12 in Politics

“I hope Saturday Night Live does a sketch on this.”
Gay Couple Says Waitress Told Them 'We Don't Serve Fags Here'

Gay Couple Says Waitress Told Them 'We Don't Serve Fags Here'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 16:39:06 in Gay Voices

“Bet they'd get a kick out of my parents. My mother is black, father is white, and they tend to hold hands when they go out (or my mom will sometimes slip her hand around my father's arm). I can only imagine how this redneck-bar-and-grill reacts to interracial couples.”
Here's What Would Happen If Your Favorite Childhood Books Were Written Today

Here's What Would Happen If Your Favorite Childhood Books Were Written Today

Commented May 29, 2014 at 15:31:46 in Books

“Everything does not need a modern/pop culture approach. Children's books are not that difficult to grasp if they are exposed to actual literature, libraries, bookstores, and the love of reading.

What's next? New-schooling and putting a pop culture twist on titles of the classics and other well-known books to make them more appealing to the masses? I can see it now..."Jane Eyre, My BFF." Or "The Selfie of Dorian Gray."

I know the article is trying to be cute, but this is ridiculous.”
‘Stop & Frisk' Policy Nabs Thousands of Kids in a Florida City, Finds 5-Year-Olds ‘Suspicious'

‘Stop & Frisk' Policy Nabs Thousands of Kids in a Florida City, Finds 5-Year-Olds ‘Suspicious'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 14:39:16 in Miami

“Glad the feds are stepping in. It is time for the garbage in this police force to be cleaned up.”

125cbj on May 30, 2014 at 00:48:12

“And when they clean it up ... they need to take those Racists out with garbage .”
Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Commented May 29, 2014 at 10:08:16 in Politics

“Sounds like she is Jerry Springer-ish material.”
Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Commented May 29, 2014 at 10:05:45 in Politics

“This is what frustrates me with Democrats. They sit back while Republicans go after them with lie after lie. They won't fight back. And when the party suffers losses as it did in 2010, they'll go back to their constituents and blame us for low voter turnout.”

KidShalleen on May 29, 2014 at 17:26:51

“Truth be told, though, our side does kind of fall down on the mid terms, especially compared to the crazies on the other side who vote on a single issue (God, guns, gays, et al). This time around, though, I think the Repubs have done a stellar job at POing such a broad swath of voting groups, on the Democratic side, that our turn out will be much, much better. -- See you in line Nov 4th.”
Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

Commented May 29, 2014 at 10:02:31 in Politics

“They've also politicized abortion, science, education, religion, fair wages, and just about every entity you can think of.”

Telgar on May 29, 2014 at 10:20:03

“Yup, much to the detriment of the nation and the American people.”
19 Local Delicacies You Can't Come Home Without Trying

19 Local Delicacies You Can't Come Home Without Trying

Commented May 28, 2014 at 11:08:26 in Travel

“In Cape Verde, cachupa is the #1 dish to eat. Delicious combination of veggies, meats, spices/seasonings, beans. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My favourite is breakfast (or brunch) because it's paired with eggs. My mom (CV immigrant) used to make that all the time when we lived in Boston, and she kept the tradition going when we moved to Memphis.”
Maya Angelou Dead: Award-Winning Poet, Author And Activist Dies At 86

Maya Angelou Dead: Award-Winning Poet, Author And Activist Dies At 86

Commented May 28, 2014 at 10:38:08 in Black Voices

“Her world views on humanity are inspiring. Literature is like my refuge from the outside world, and there are several authors whose works I get can get lost in; Dr. Angelou was one of those authors. I am genuinely saddened over her passing.

It is great that Dr. Angelou not only changed your life WHtrout, but the lives of so many of her readers. That is the hallmark of a great author...one who can touch people and make such an impact on them.”
Maya Angelou Dead: Award-Winning Poet, Author And Activist Dies At 86

Maya Angelou Dead: Award-Winning Poet, Author And Activist Dies At 86

Commented May 28, 2014 at 10:10:31 in Black Voices

“This is heartbreaking. I feel like I lost a small piece of my childhood. I loved reading her poetry when I was little. Her words were so spiritual, so comforting.

The literary world has indeed lost one of its greatest treasures.”

donquijoterocket on May 28, 2014 at 11:49:02

“Not just the literary world, although that loss is great, the wider world will miss her spirit as much.”

WHTrout on May 28, 2014 at 10:14:29

“"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" changed my life -- literally, changed my life. Ms. Angelou has my undying gratitutde for that.”
The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations

Commented May 22, 2014 at 12:22:35 in Black Voices

“I am shaking my head because the comments are as predictable as rain in Seattle. Too many people get so defensive when the issue of slavery/Jim Crow/segregation comes up, and begin personalizing the topic. Funny how topics on oppression suffered by other minority groups are actually approached from a respectable POV and openly discussed, but the conversations shut down when the spotlight is on black Americans.

Black American history makes people uncomfortable; that is understood. But launching into a diatribe about "my family didn't own anyone" will not make the issue go away. Besides, reparations is a pipe dream and people generally know it, so calm down...no one is going to ask you (or anyone else) for anything.”

Matt Irvin on May 22, 2014 at 13:29:35

“It's not discussions or history that make people uncomfortable, it's asking for reparations that's making people uncomfortable. That involves present day 'I want money from you' talk. And that's personal.”

flexplex on May 22, 2014 at 12:45:48

“I am shaking my head because the comments are as predictable as rain in Seattle. Too many people get so defensive when the issue of slavery/Jim Crow/segregation comes up, and begin personalizing the topic. ~ Do you understand how demeaning it is for people to constantly bring up racism and the wrong doings of white people and the media generalizing white people as the oppressors of black people....I have never owned anybody and have treated everybody who deserves respect with respect and I'm sick of the white privilege angle that many media pundits love to use. I'm sick of it and not only does it piss me off but it divides white vs. country and last time I check we were the UNITED States of America not the Divided States of America. "But launching into a diatribe about "my family didn't own anyone" will not make the issue go away." ~ What will because I'm begging for that day to come and MLK's dream will actually be fulfilled.”
The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations

Commented May 22, 2014 at 11:45:55 in Black Voices

“The minute I saw the headline, I correctly predicted the tone that the comments would take ("my ancestors didn't own slaves, what about other racial groups who suffered, this is a handout", etc etc). SMH.

Anyway, I enjoyed the article from a historical POV. There were several things mentioned, such as the Contract Buyer's League, that I'd never heard of. Great research and writing for this article.”

flexplex on May 22, 2014 at 11:52:33

“Why are you shaking your head at those comments? Those are valid points and for those reasons alone I owe nothing to nobody.”
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