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Cornel West and Richard Wolff: Marxism, Capitalism and Wage Slavery

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How Black folks lose White “friends” over social media bigotry

Originally posted on Hobbservation Point:
The following essay does not apply to my real life white friends because if I call you a “friend,” I have vetted you over time by observing how you act towards me, specifically, and humanity…

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On Fearless Girl, women & public art; or, no, seriously, the guy does not have a point. 

Originally posted on Caroline Criado-Perez:
You have probably seen this blog on Fearless Girl vs Charging Bull which has been floating around social media the past couple of days. Yesterday I had a minor tweet rant in response, and apparently I am not done. So here is…

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On Being Poor

Originally posted on Athletic Monkey:
I’m eight years old and they pass out a flyer at school for a local soccer team. I’ve always wanted to be on a team and soccer seems fun. On my way out of the…

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Rex Tillerson cuts Korean trip short due to fatigue. Serious illness or lack of stamina?

Originally posted on Dr. Jen Gunter:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is ?64 years old, had to cut his diplomatic mission short in Korea due to fatigue. As as doctor I find this concerning. This is his first trip…

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“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “

Originally posted on Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award:
Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh…

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Observing (a) Leo Tolstoy’s Karenin Watching Anna Watching Vronsky and (b) Anna Watching Karenin Thinking of Her

Non-fiction By Bob Blaisdell In Anna Karenina, when Karenin watches his wife Anna watching Captain Vronsky at the horse race, it’s one of the greatest of observations of observation in literature: … Source: Observing (a) Leo Tolstoy’s Karenin Watching Anna … Continue reading

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