The act of educating a populace is one of the key elements necessary to sustain a society. By attending the local schools, community colleges and universities, children and young adults embark down the pathway of life towards the goal of productive citizenship
How does one partake in the benefit of “white privilege”? Since the list of perks, freebies and complimentary advantages expressed by definition of this favor is endless, one need only wake up in the morning and proceed with the activities of the day
The statement, “well, there goes the neighborhood”, has an unspoken and well known connotation, vis-à-vis the racial make-up of living environs within a city. Candidly speaking, it was the phrase used by racists and bigots, to communicate an impending contamination and degradation of the living conditions of a community due to blacks moving into it, by the white residents currently dwelling therein
What is the driving force behind the belief in a political philosophy, a political party, or a politician that causes a citizen to support it no matter what the counter point to that belief may be? What is the rationale for ignoring facts that are readily available, so the words and views of the opposition need not be the source of disagreement? Why would a person of reasonable intelligence refuse to change their choice of a candidate even after that candidate’s policies have failed to come to fruition as promised?
The stories of the masses being led to the ends of the earth, engaging in rituals harmful to themselves and others, even to the point of death by the cult-like rhetoric of a charismatic leader, is not uncommon
And so with a BANG, it all began, with incalculable dust and ice particles sprinting across the infinite blackness of space. After an age uncertain, the gaseous mass coalesced in a central area of the cosmos and gravitated into itself, producing a spectacle of heat and light, and creating a desire among the remainder of scattered atoms to become part of this commotion
In the mind of some, the world of professional football has been brought to twenty-first century enlightenment by recognizing the tactless and callous nature of one team’s name. Now deemed as offensive as the pejorative for Black Americans, using the name Washington Redskins has become the death nail for a sportscaster while calling the play-by-play of the team during a game or the journalist who may offer commentary afterward
So, just how wise are you? Have you assessed the thought processes you use to reach the conclusions of your daily and long term decisions? Are you an independent thinker, or is the conventional wisdom of the majority the basis for determining your opinions and ultimate stance on a matter? Although research and information from others is valuable and necessary, it should not go unchallenged by one’s desire to do what is ‘normally’ done in a given situation
What if the early settlers of the original thirteen colonies had been of a different mindset than what caused them to uproot from home and seek a new life in a new land? After having depleted their original provisions, what if they waited anxiously for each new shipment of familiar goods from back home in order to sustain themselves? What would have been their life if their former government was the primary provider of security and societal order after landing at Plymouth Rock? What would have been their fate if they did not have the disposition and discipline to endure the many hardships they faced upon arriving to the new world?
The pages of America’s early history are replete with stories of the weather, harsh and brutal winters, causing the demise of scores of men, women and children
The Crim 10K run was held Saturday August 23, 2014 in Flint, Michigan. It is a grand event and has attracted athletes and spectators from around the world. It is one of the premiere events of the summer hosted by the city
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