Open Thread: Civil Rights

(by chris the cynic)

With all the improvements made over the past … history of the human race, we still have a long way to go.  The prompt is the struggles for civil rights in general, both examples in the past you wish to discuss and ones going on in the present.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

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4 thoughts on “Open Thread: Civil Rights

  1. alexseanchai January 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Book title: All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some Of Us Are Brave. (I own a copy but cannot actually recall having read it.) Intersectionality in these struggles is a thing, and we–regardless of which ‘we’ is discussed–shouldn’t leave behind those of us who are also marginalized on another axis or three.

  2. Only Some Stardust January 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve been enjoying reading ‘Before Columbus’ and it’s gotten me thinking of the racism that’s still buried deep in our ideas of the Americas today.

  3. lonespark42 January 26, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I sent my church school class to see Selma yesterday.

    And we had a guest speaker at church who did some awesome freestyle hiphop stuff and performed a piece inspired by the Trayvon Martin case.

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