Apparently some “tea party” protesters hurled derogatory and hateful language at some African-American and gay Democratic representatives on Saturday. The only surprising part of this is how unsurprised I was to hear it. It’s been transparently obvious that some (not all, of course) of these so-called protesters were “…more opposed to the skin color of […]
Category Archive for 'Civil Rights'
As a progressive, I believe that there is still fundamental progress to be made in many areas in the United States, including gay rights, religious tolerance, environmental care, worldwide conflict resolution, and so on. As such, most of my writing on this blog and elsewhere tends to focus on what we could do better. I […]
I was planning to start off the new year on this blog with a positive or uplifting post, but this story is too frustrating to ignore. Evidently a Muslim family was kicked off a plane flight on New Year’s Day because they were overheard discussing the safest place to sit on an airplane. I am […]
My local El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, Bob Balink, evidently told Colorado College in March that students could not register to vote in Colorado if their parents claimed them as dependents in another state. The Clerk and Recorder’s office has admitted now that the information was wrong. Anyone who’s lived in Colorado for 30 […]
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a letter from me today, which they titled, “It’s shameful that Lamborn cares so little for rule of law.” I wrote the letter in response to our national representative Doug Lamborn’s opinion piece in the paper on June 25 (which I unfortunately can’t seem to find online).
The Gazette cut out […]
“It’s basically subject to perception… If the detainee dies, you’re doing it wrong.”
– Jonathan Fredman, senior CIA attorney, October 2, 2002
I think the quote speaks for itself.
For the past four years, a Colorado Springs middle school has been sending only black students to a district-wide MLK Day Celebration. Many in the news media have pointed out the incredible irony of segregating students in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, fewer have pointed out what I see as the critical district-wide […]
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (which was actually last week), here is his most famous speech.
Dr. King and the civil rights movement exemplified the power of non-violent resistance and the change that can be brought about by committed progressives. As King said,
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”