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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Archive for the ‘Equal Rights’ Category


#MeToo: Re-traumatizing Ourselves for the Sake of Educating Men

By Robyn Short Just over a week ago, the hashtag #MeToo began trending. I first saw it on my facebook wall. I immediately felt myself withdraw. I felt the all-too familiar shame many women associate with their memories and experiences of sexual assault and abuse. My most salient memories, the memories where my life wasREAD MORE

What Ferguson Can Teach Us About Love

I am a student of A Course in Miracles. The introduction to the course explains that its aim is to remove “the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence.” The introduction continues with: “The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite. The course can therefore be summed up veryREAD MORE

Locked Out of the American Dream

“There are enormous victories that are being achieved precisely because the people whom we have written off and viewed as disposable are reclaiming their voice, standing up, speaking out, organizing even as they struggle to survive.” Watch Michelle Alexander and Bill Moyer’s conversation on Moyers & Company and learn important information from her book TheREAD MORE

The Problem is Civil Obedience

by Howard Zinn, 1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power,READ MORE

Letter From Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is relatable to all aspects of social injustice. It it a text I reflect on frequently and one in which I find great inspiration. I share it here on my blog as a continuous reminder that the responsibility to nonviolently and passionately stand up for justice for allREAD MORE

Atonement

Achieving Equality and Freedom in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Robyn Short The following is a synopsis of the book that I am writing. To atone is to repair a wrongdoing or an injury to another person. When we atone, we restore the wronged party back to his natural state of innocence. The spiritual componentREAD MORE