Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy. – Orson Welles
February 19, 2017 The Multiracial Activist From the Editor: Today, I signed (on behalf of The Multiracial Activist) a few new coalition letters in support of whistle-blower protections. It feels good to see civil liberties work escalating on this issue again. I’ve been involved on whistle-blower campaigns several times over the last two decades. I honestly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Multiracial Activist January 16, 2017 From The Editor: This painting is called “Promised” by artist Stephen Scott Young. I purchased a print copy in 1992, framed it and it hung in my BEQ room at Henderson Hall while still on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. It has hung in the living […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sexual Violence Allies vs. Ideological Opportunists Why are so many internet activists and arrogant third-wavers prone to co-opting male survivors as disposable talking points? This is not competent advocacy. It fails to show even an ounce of empathy toward the BOY who was gang-raped and left for dead. It suggests that male survivors are not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No Empathy, No Patience, No Fucking More This week has been difficult for many reasons. Police murdering black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and then the slaughter of police officers in Dallas. I am sad and disgusted and angry about all of it. The story attached below ran on the front page of The Pantagraph […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Multiracial Activist Statement on Life and Death of Julian Bond I had a lot of respect for this man, even while disagreeing vehemently with the NAACP’s utterly repugnant, indefensible and outright hostile views on the right of multiracial individuals to self-identify as they see fit. I did get the honor of serving […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So, right-wing Victim of the Gay Agenda Ryan Sorba recently spammed me with more of his questionable “reporting” in order to spread his homophobic hate message. Feeling in no mood to listen to yet another ignorant RWNJ try to turn himself into a martyr of people he thinks are not due the same basic civil […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jenni Chiu, writing for The Huffington Post, on "Stop Making the Thin Girl Ugly": I stumbled across a petition on Change.org started by a fellow blogger whom I happen to adore. I've met her. I've laughed with her. I've slept in the same hotel room with her. I find her intelligent and quite glorious. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I've been involved in advocacy work since 1997 on a variety of issues and causes. Actually, I started on April 23, 1993, when I wrote letters to Senators Simon and Moseley-Braun protesting DADT and the persecution of military members based on sexual orientation. I was still on active duty at the time and sick of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Big Brother, not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story by Sheldon Richman “Instead of being adversaries to government power … [the media of Washington, D.C., are] … servants to it and mouthpieces for it.” So said the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story of Edward Snowden’s disclosure of NSA spying on the American people, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Motives Aside, the NSA Should Not Spy on Us by Sheldon Richman You need not suspect the motives of those responsible for NSA surveillance to detest what they are doing. In fact, we may have more to fear from spies acting out of patriotic zeal than those acting out of power lust or economic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.