Separate but (un)Equal

Back to School!  That sweet September sight of brand new backpacks, fresh haircuts, and packed yellow buses.  Breathe it in – it’s an exciting time!  Full of possibilities, ambitions, and unbridled potential. For whites. While acknowledging that racial equality has made substantial progress in the 50 years since MLK made his ‘I Have a Dream’ […]

Who’s watching the watcher, and does it matter?

Now that I have the NSA’s attention, I want to spend today’s post debating a few of the major points related to the recent privacy/government surveillance scandals that have hit Washington, Silicon Valley, and everyone who has ever sent an email, made a phone call, or googled ‘Keyboard Cat’.

International Day against Homophobia

Today, May 17th, is ‘International Day against Homophobia’.  It is an important day, as raising awareness and stigmatizing the stigma have proven to be valuable tools for advancing gay-rights issues, as well as a number of other social issues. ‘Homophobia’… What does that word actually mean?   We take it to mean ‘afraid of homosexuals’ or […]

Is cupid… online?

This week has been rough.  A pretty hard week for Americans.  Just check the news, people are pretty fed up with this week.  So I thought I would give us some rest and go on a fun rant of my own, railing for and against… Internet Dating. DUN DUN DUN!!!!!! As a seasoned internet dater, […]

Friday 5: Why young people in the USA are increasingly indifferent to the Catholic Church

Being in the midst of Easter week, it feels like an appropriate time to address the Church’s decreasing appeal to young people in the US. Whether or not this is a bad thing I will leave to you, but the trend of youth disaffection with the Church is undeniable.  The recent election of Pope Francis, formerly […]

Friday 5: Pints for St. Paddy’s Day

March is a green month for many reasons — spring, new life, tax season (ugh) — but this weekend it is green for Ireland.  Many celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States with little reason other than its an excellent excuse to drink.  A lot.  Early.  (Cinco de Mayo seems to be a similar […]

Friday 5: Athletes and Racial Equality in the 20th Century

As we come to the end of Black History Month (sadly, the shortest month of the year), it is important to look back at some of the most notable figures that sought to end racial inequality for African Americans. Specifically, there are a number of black athletes that, through their unparalleled physical prowess and skill […]