A Different Kind of Freak Flag

"Getting rid of a flag isn't going to end racism." "A piece of cloth didn't oppress people." "This is just a band-aid on a bigger wound." Well, no fucking shit. Thanks for the brilliant insight. Perhaps now you can explain to me how gravity works. No, taking down the confederate flag will not end the…

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Stopping the Cycle of Ignorance – Patch

I started writing yesterday afternoon in order to get a head start on this week’s articles. I was beginning to jot down thoughts regarding my 20-year high school reunion which took place this past weekend. Sadly, my attention was quickly diverted after hearing the tragic news out of Oak Creek. And while I stayed quiet…

Perpetuated Fears Brought to You by the NRA (Patch)

  The recent shootings of Bo Morrison of West Bend, WI and of Sanford, FL have certainly sparked all kinds of outrage and are bringing about some much needed conversation. Morrison, 20, and Martin, 17 were both African American boys who were legally shot to death according to state laws. One factor many are focusing on is…

My Name is Heather and I May Be a Racist – Patch

On Opening Night at the Wisconsin State Fair, a large group – some say hundreds – of African American boys and girls physically attacked random, white, fair-goers. This was a full on riot clearly fueled by race. It is scary, sick and intolerable. These kids need to be brought up on hate crime charges and…

Racism: Alive and Well in Wisconsin – Patch

I spent a large part of last weekend reading the responses to my commentary regarding the tragic events which took place at the State Fair and the subsequent racist reactions. A large group of young black boys and girls randomly attacked white fair goers on August 4. It was defined as a mob attack and, in all…

The D.C. Muslim Trials…Contemporary Witch Hunt

From PolitiFact.com:   A Time magazine poll also released last week found even more -- 24 percent -- said he (President Obama) was a Muslim.    Really, people? What is going on??!! I really fear we are entering a hole which will create a racial cave-in. Are these people inwardly - maybe even subconsciously - racist? Or is…