Beyond the March: An Actionable Offense

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense   The Women’s March on Washington on January 21st, 2017 was historic. It has been reported that an estimated 500,000 people showed up to D.C. protest the incoming administration compared to a mere 250,000 people who attended the inauguration. Combined with sister marches in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and countless other cities, …

Snowflakes and Reality: Why You Should Continue to Delete Friends and Family from Facebook

It’s fascinating to me that “snowflake” is the popular insult thrown around by conservative, alt-right, neo-nazi pundits, talking heads, parrots, allegiants, etc. to denigrate and put down people with “liberal” or “progressive” or “radical” leanings. For one thing, the epithet is easily subverted: snowflakes are delightful, powerful, and beautiful, and when you get a gang of them together they can …

I’m Not Saying Hollywood Actors Are Racist, But…

On Hollywood Actors and Racial Diversity The film Gods of Egypt premiered as the first big budget box-office flop of 2016 to the delight of many. It is just one film, in a string of many, in which very white actors were selected to take on roles that rightfully should have gone to people of color. It is all the more satisfying that this …