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“Coexist”— A response from Matt Fitzgerald

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The Trouble with Racial Profiling

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follow site In this day and age, one of the major obstacles faced by minorities, specifically black males, is becoming a victim of racial profiling. The National Institute of Justice defines this as “a practice that targets people for suspicion of a crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” Although it has been a hot button issue for ages, the term “racial profiling” sparked national debate in 1998 when a routine traffic in stop New Jersey resulted in the shooting of three young and unarmed men of color. The officers involved with shooting stated the driver attempted to run them over. Continue reading The Trouble with Racial Profiling

The progressive perilous effects of pollution

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The evils of wealthification

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Rising inequality and concentrated wealth threaten Democracy

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click Data recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce are shocking. Corporate profits are at an 85-year high and employee compensation is at a 65-year low. No wonder people are struggling to pay their bills.

source These data are another sign of the growing inequality in our country. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the middle is disappearing. Small paychecks contribute to the problem and so do changes in tax law. Most households have seen only minor fluctuations in their federal tax bills in recent decades. But the very highest income people – the top 1/100th of 1 percent – have received million-dollar tax cuts. Their tax payments have fallen from more than 70 percent of income before 1970 down to 20-40 percent today. Continue reading Rising inequality and concentrated wealth threaten Democracy

Choose to accept challenge–and change One of the benefits of growing old is being able to look back and compare differences (as most tend to do), some good, some not so good with many others becoming utterly ridiculous and totally out of control.

Consider on this earthly plane, purported to be millions of years old, how the most phenomenal explosion of knowledge and advancement in science and technology have all occurred within less than the past 200 years (1844–the Baha’i Era) going from covered wagons to interplanetary travel and from guided missiles and drones to “misguided men,” as penned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading Choose to accept challenge–and change