An Apology To Dr. King by: James Mulholland

Incredibly well written. It distresses me to think that many of us, white or of any color, have been comfortable in believing that not being a racist is the same as being supportive and proactive in Dr. Kings’ dreams for civility and equality. I truly felt that we had made immense strides towards achieving that endeavor and in reality we have moved only inches. In reality we are still in 1968 in our approach and with time, the real message has been lost . I needed this aide-memoire and I didn’t even know it. – James Navarrette

Note To My White Self

My apologies to you, Dr. King.

Until this year, I did not fully recognize my offensive behavior. Like most white folk, I saw the celebration of your birth as a day off work rather than a moment of national reflection. I was unaware of how we’ve neutered the poignancy of your complaints, defanged the sharpness of your rhetoric and domesticated the wildness of your dream.  I did not realize that we celebrate your birth in order to avoid the circumstances of your death, that a white man silenced your voice with a bullet.  Until this year, I did not understand that this day – unlike Thanksgiving and Fourth of July – should not be a day of celebration, but a day of national mourning.

My apologies to you, Dr. King.

Until this year, I was oblivious to how I and so many other white people – conservative and liberal alike –…

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A #MeToo Rev·e·la·tion

The recent #MeToo movement or revolution has been both praised and ridiculed by liberals and conservatives alike. On one hand, we applaud these people for sharing their accounts of harassment and molestation. We cringe as we hear the details. We empathize as we praise them for their bravery. In contrast, we have those that minimize …

When the Locker Room is in the West Wing

I have been working on a story for my blog regarding the women and men that been victims of predatory men and the phenomenon of the #MeToo battle cry when I saw this particular post by one of my favorite writers.

The title caught my eye and like an effective headline is supposed to do – it drew me in and I am so much better and empowered for having read this.
I hope men in particular, be they heterosexual or of the homo persuasion or anywhere in between, will pause and talk to their sons and nephews about us men in a brutal honest light . I hope we all call out the ugly when we see it. We are nothing without women and the forces they possess .

Billy Crocker

“And we should get on to much more important things and much bigger things.” –Donald Trump, then GOP Nominee for President during the second Presidential Debate via New York Times transcript.

The 2016 election has long passed, and we are now almost a year into Donald Trumps Presidency that has been constantly marred by President Trumps tweets, outlandish statements and actions. No different were his days as a Presidential candidate though. The most bombshell statement came from President Trump during a 2005 Access Hollywood tape that everyone and their sister has heard by now, where Donald Trump is overheard making a comment about grabbing women by the “p****”. When this tape surfaced, Donald Trump, and unfortunately many other “men” defended these comments as “Locker room talk”.

When Donald Trump was asked about these comments during a Presidential Debate with CNN he claimed that he did not do these things (I…

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APB – MISSING: Taste and Class – Vanity Fair sinks to a de·plor·a·ble low.

To the Editors of Vanity Fair Why put forth a stupid, neanderthalish, immature suggestion that Hillary Clinton take up a new hobby such as knitting to keep her out of the public eye? It was neither cute nor classy. Do you honestly think that her active role in politics is a hobby? Do you need …

We’re Off to be The Bliz·zard: Tomi Lahren

I want to hold the anthem and the flag in high regard just as I did when I was a little boy, but I won't be bullied into it. It would be an empty gesture.