Category Archives: News

Asking some uncomfortable questions

If a Muslim man killed a 17-year-old Hispanic woman, would it be “road rage” or “terrorism?” If that same Muslim man instead killed a 17-year-old White woman, would it be “road rage” or “terrorism?” If a Black man killed a … Continue reading

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A 22-year-old male and a 17-year-old female dead; their deaths chip away at humanity

A 22-year-old male is dead. His crime? Trying to steal a political poster, if the regime that held him prisoner is to believed. A 17-year-old female is dead? Her crime? Being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Where … Continue reading

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A week ago, he learned what he truly means to be dating a rape victim.

Note: I know the author of the words you are about to read. With her permission, I’m posting them, which she wrote in a different forum. She gave me permission to identify her by name; I’m choosing not to do … Continue reading

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Top college baseball pitcher is a registered sex offender; it appears no MLB team wants him

The details from CBS Sports. Over the ensuing days, various teams announced they had removed Heimlich from their draft boards. Heimlich, meanwhile removed himself from the Beavers’ postseason plans. As it turns out, those teams weren’t bluffing — the MLB … Continue reading

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Remember, labels

With the news that the man who attacked a group of politicians doing nothing more than playing softball, I remind you of the importance of how we label people who do bad things.  

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Hello, Radar

It’s been five years since we had to say goodbye to you. I send you a note every year on this day; it’s my chance to remind you that you’re not forgotten. Dominic graduated from high school last week. Yup, … Continue reading

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Get ready for Chelsea Manning’s 15 minutes of fame

An excerpt from today’s Columbia Journalism Review’s “The Media Today” newsletter: Up first is a profile by Matthew Shaer for The New York Times Magazine that will run in print next Sunday. Shaer spent a week in New York with … Continue reading

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