Politics, Religion, and Racial Injustice

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In a world of extreme ignorance and hostility there are things in society that turn what should be a celebration into a narcissistic prejudice and a reason to be obtuse in one’s thoughts about society. America is under attack. Not from extreme terrorists, but from extremists right here in our own country. The attack is coming from all angles and quite frankly it may lead to the demise of our national and international respect as a whole.

Politically our country should be celebrating the emergence of individuals who made it. Our last two presidents have had little (44) and no (45) political experience but have found a way to make it to the most powerful position in the world. Continue reading

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Last week was dark for me. It rained every day but one last week and the police killed a few more black men in the United States. It’s just so confusing to me how we can disarm a person who bombs half of New York and take them in safely but we can’t take an unarmed black man into custody without putting a few bullet holes in his chest from point blank range.

I was in dire need of a respite but work called. Now I’m a little tired but I feel like work usually keeps me busy enough that my wheels don’t spin more than they should. If you know me and you’ve ever seen me, I get this look and you can tell that my mind is moving 100 miles per minute. I arrived at work today optimistic about having a good day until I started today’s lesson.

Today we looked at Census Data and population trends to help us understand how various demographics vote during elections. Population trends of course help us prepare for things we need to have in the future. We made it through the major demographics of people and one of my students picked up on something that I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to address.  Continue reading