Our Double Standard

  They should follow the same logic.¬† Either we should talk about both gun control and immigration or we should not let immigrants be banned because of a wicked person. Why is this our normal? The gun conversation rebuke has happened around every mass shooting I can remember since Columbine. “Now is not the time to talk about gun control.” Why? No time is made to talk about it when there isn’t a shooting but we are heavily rebuked from approaching the¬†subject when there is a shooting. When? When? Why is the subject off the table? When is it okay … Continue reading Our Double Standard

What “Make America Great Again” Means

One of my longtime friends lives in New Jersey. These were being posted to people in the mail for the upcoming election in the neighboring town of Edison. This isn’t new. Racism hasn’t gone away and isn’t a thing of our past. “Before you ask: yes this is real. Edison is a neighboring town and the ethnic diversity there is probably not too far off from where I live. Most of you seeing this are probably shocked and horrified that this could happen, but I’m sharing this because everyone needs to know this crap happens all the time to minorities. … Continue reading What “Make America Great Again” Means

Fueling Fear

I have google alerts set to refugees. Which means I get an email every day with a sweep of the web on anything that comes up with “refugee” mentioned. I haven’t even dented the pile of news articles, blogs, and other random web findings surfacing the word refugee that I move to a folder to read later each day. I opened the google alert for yesterday and saw a title that caught my eye. I clicked on the Fox News article. I read it. I read it because it sounded odd. Syrian refugees? Why mention that specific people group? Knowing … Continue reading Fueling Fear