Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for March 9th through March 11th:
- Meet the Man Who Started the Viral Anti-Racism Hashtag: #NotJustSAE – Tweets reveal pervasive racism black students face on college campuses.
- Dr. Hallowell Offers Support to Those Feeling Desperate – If You are Desperate. . .
Take my hand. If you are desperate, just take my hand. You don’t have to believe anything, just take my hand. Listen.
It will all work out. It has before. It will again. It will all work out. It always has. It will again.
- What Causes Homosexuality? Who Cares? – People have been claiming causes for hundreds of years. But does it really matter here, and now?
- University of Oklahoma SAE Racist Chants Reopen Old Wounds – For many of us that celebration of hatred belted out by brothers of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is a stunningly familiar moment.
- ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict a blow to creative expression – LA Times – Pop music is at its base a form of creative theft, one in which each new generation of artists builds on the vibes and ideas that influenced them during formative years. For every visionary there are a hundred thieves, and the only difference is that one celebrates his theft while the others claim ignorance.
- It’s not a ‘horrible mistake’ to sing a racist song – it’s horrible that you’re a racist – Victims of sexual assault need time to “heal.” Soldiers who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and suffer from PTSD need time to “heal” — if that is even possible. Families of unarmed African-American teenagers who are gunned down in the street by trigger-happy cops who know there will be no repercussions in a country where black lives don’t matter – they need time to “heal” although that pain will never ever go away. But the families of privileged young men who think it perfectly fine to lead drunken sing-alongs to songs about lynching “niggers” on a party bus?
- 5 Ways I’m Learning to Be a Better Feminist Ally – Matthew Facciani understands that for a man, becoming a feminist ally is an ongoing process, not a fait accompli.
- What To Do About Your Jerk of a Boss Before You Get PTSD – Millions of workers are suffering from anxiety, depression and even PTSD because of bully bosses.