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Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Donny Ray Williams Jr. received a suspended jail term after acid attack disfigured and partially blinded him.
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While this man has unquestionably suffered, the simple reality is his own best guess is that it was his unthinking penis that got him hurt just as it led to his hurting those women. I honestly believe that if he is to be allowed to live free, he should be chemically castrated (or physically). That he suffered from a crime doesn't free him from the moral consequences of being a rapist. And to hide behind the idea that in any way his behavior was the result of his race and its effect on him as a man?! Sorry, but that is a disgusting defense.

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10 Pictures You May Need To Show Your Kids. But I Really Hope You Don't Have To.

10 Pictures You May Need To Show Your Kids. But I Really Hope You Don't Have To. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Inspiring and sad and scary and positive all at the same time.
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These young men from the Yale University Black Men's Union have something important to say to their unborn children. While clearly about race and racism, these pictures also say something about what is best in young men and women who face the world with hope and determination.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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Have you read Musings and Checkers? A piece to make you think.

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N.C. governor grants pardons in divisive civil rights-era case

N.C. governor grants pardons in divisive civil rights-era case | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue pardoned on Monday a mostly African-American group known as the "Wilmington 10" after they were falsely convicted of firebombing a white-owned grocery store in 1971 during...
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It only took 42 years. I am glad that something like justice has been done, but enraged that it has taken so long and that there is no way to undo the harm of such despicable behavior by the state.

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Musings And Checkers by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog

Musings And Checkers by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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I hope this piece affects the way people talk about an important topic and how they understand American history.

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Musings And Checkers by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog

Musings And Checkers by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

What eight-year-old boy doesn’t want to do things with his dad? When my father told me to hop in our black four-door Ford, I was happy to oblige. That we were going to the general store made it all the better.

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Because no subject matters more in modern America than the question of race, I hope you will read, comment on, and share this essay.

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Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Data show that for most white Americans, none of their best friends are black.
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I first saw this on Facebook, and I thought it worth sharing. Personally, I seldom think about the race of my friends unless there is a specific reason, for example when discussing Indian topics with one of my Native American friends or Indian topics with one of my Indian friends (from India) or Black related issues with one of my Black friends, or ... You get the point. But all of them, Indian, Indian, Black, Hispanic, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Euro-American, or European, etc.: all of them share two very important qualities: they are intelligent and caring people. Does anything else really matter? Oh, yeah, I love and respect them all.

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