Officers Involved In Jamar Clark Shooting Will Not Be Charged

March 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney, announced that there will be no charges filed against the two officers involved in the Nov. shooting of Jamar Clark.

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Atlanta Hopes To Be Awarded The NBA All-Star Game After NC Passed Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law

March 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

Atlanta hopes to persuade the NBA to move the All-Star game from Charlotte to their city in response to North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law.

Source: Atlanta Hopes To Be Awarded The NBA All-Star Game After NC Passed Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law

Why North Carolina’s HB2 Is Worse Than You Think

March 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

If you’ve been keeping up with news lately, you’ve likely heard about North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law enacted by the state’s Republicans. The law, HB2, repealed an ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of their choosing, along with other protections. The law also prevents cities from creating new […]

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Next Steps

March 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Folks, I’m happy to announce that I’m now writing for LiberalAmerica.org! Check out my first article here. The article is about North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, HB2.

part of the problem

March 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is a fantastic piece by a friend, and I would encourage all to give it a read.

kris

Instagram is one social media app that I hate.

Okay, yes, I have one that I use pretty frequently, but that isn’t the point. The fact of the matter is that many people on Instagram take this app to display violence, sexism, misogyny, racism, and damaging stereotypes all in the name of “comedy” and I have grown sick.

I was scrolling through the “search” tab on the app the other day and I came across a page owned by someone named “Blame it on K way”

Now, I have seen this page before and have always felt uncomfortable and humored at the same time. The man who runs the page is Black and dresses up in different colored wigs and pasty pink lipstick that doesn’t ever blend and makes 15 second videos perpetuating as a black woman (similar to many other black male comedians) for laughs. That is his craft, his work…

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Going Freelance

March 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

I’m hoping to start writing freelance somewhere. We’ll see how it goes.

The Free Trade Debate

March 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

The 2016 campaign has brought a number of issues into the spotlight, one of which being free trade. Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have brought up trade issues often on the campaign trail, and these mentions have renewed the debate. To put it simply, free trade theory basically says that countries will be better off if they remove barriers to trade like tariffs and the like. The removal of such trade barriers will cause nations to get richer because it allows each nation to focus on what it makes best, along with other advantages.* Here’s a Wikipedia link if you would like to know more.

The problem is that free trade theory is not what has been put into effect. What we have instead are free trade agreements between countries. These agreements have indeed made the United States richer. The problem is that many manufacturing workers lost their high-paying jobs but didn’t get a similarly high-paying job in return. To make matters worse, these workers now find that their high school diploma doesn’t have the value it once did. Do they try to juggle college, a spouse, and kids (assuming they can afford to go), or do they accept a  job that pays them less than what they were getting before?

The advancement of technology will undoubtedly lead to the loss of some jobs. That is a fact of life. The nations of the world becoming more connected will undoubtedly lead to the loss of some jobs. That is also a fact. What is nowhere near as clear is how the loss of  good jobs benefits America in the long term, and that question is what Trump and Sanders have drawn attention to.

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