Category: Social / Political Issues

Messy stuff: Politics, Religion, Education, Sex, Ethics, Morals

The Breadth and Depth of American Racism

By definition, institutional racism is a pattern whereby institutions — such as governmental organizations, schools, banks, courts of law — exercise prejudice by giving negative treatment to a group of people based on that group’s race.  Systemic racism is a broader context under which…

Comparison of Outcomes for Children Parented by Homosexuals and Heterosexuals

There continues to be much discussion in the United States and in societies throughout the world regarding the legitimacy of same-sex relationships, marriage rights, and the abilities of homosexuals to effectively parent children.  The Supreme Court’s ruling, on June 26, 2015, in favor of…

Wage Wars -Workers vs. CEOs

(This is Part I of a multi-part series on the broader topic of economic truths and fallacies) Rage and curiosity flooded my mind again today.  Getting facebooked or “twittered” is an all too common experience for me and millions of others, regardless of socio-political ideology. …

‘facebookery,’ etc. the slippery, dark slopes of social media

Inspiration here is brought to you by an article I read in the Atlantic that spawned some potentially – or probably not – trademarkable Facebook inspired words and  definitions to support the title and intent of this blog post: facebookery. noun. the careless, deceptive,…