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Muhammad Ali quote June 10, 2016
Muhammad Ali – the G.O.A.T., For This Generation Only

Yesterday was Muhammad Ali’s funeral. He passed away on Shabbat, so I had time to privately deal with the news. 2016 has been a devastating year in terms of deaths of iconic figures. However Muhammad’s death was different. He had been ailing for quite a few years and it’s like the Creator has finally decided […]

February 11, 2016
The Black Panthers and the K.K.K. – Are They Comparable?

Ever since Beyonc√©’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, there’s been a lot of talk online regarding how offensive it was that she chose to embrace Black Panther imagery. To many people, the Black Panthers are no better than the Klu Klux Klan. However it quickly became apparent to me that many of these people are […]

October 12, 2012
Defending Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Thanks to Tumblr, I got wind of the story regarding Abigail Fisher and her case against the University of Texas at Austin. The basic premise of her case: that using race as a factor in college admissions is unconstitutional. In the following video, Ms. Fisher casually states that it would be better “…if the boxes […]

October 11, 2012
Taboo Conversation Topics In The Office

It’s funny sometimes how the most obvious things are some of the most ignored things. Yesterday, a co-worker of mine pointed out that another one of our co-workers was a Tea Party supporter. My response was that I had no idea…and in all honesty, I am glad of that. I am not one of those […]

April 9, 2012
The Dirty Truth About Welfare

As a liberal and democratic socialist, the topic of welfare is a hotbed one that most people will disagree with me on. First of all, I have little tolerance for those that berate the welfare system. Sentiments like the ones expressed below, strike me as both cruel and socially short-sighted: As Speaker of the House […]

tax receipt December 3, 2011
It’s Not Tax Season, But….

My BF recently got approved for food stamps. I’m very excited for him, because he struggles so much financially, and any type of help is such a blessing. In spite of what the naysayers (especially on City-Data) say, food stamps, welfare, and other social service programs are not some sort of noose around the taxpayers’ […]