This comment by Paul on the post Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism
In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.
Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:
We have become a world of skeptics, dismissing the stories of our fellow human beings with dogmatic precision. We can do better.
Injustices, large and small, abound in prison. California prison inmate Spoon Jackson, a teacher and poet, is wrongly identified as a gang member and placed on lockdown.
This Venice High School senior provokes with his response to the question, what do you want from your life?
While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.
Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.
We can’t choose our fathers, but we can find our own role models, says Donald D’Haene, who found inspiration in the real and scripted lives of Sidney Poitier.
The only way to get good at being human is to talk to more of them. But here are tricks to carry a conversation or end it whenever you want to.
This is anything but your average “365 days of … ” project.
Just imagine the number of things that have to go right in order for a hole-in-one to happen.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a feminist in possession of respect for women must spoil everything.
William Boyle discusses the true issues behind the flaws of the American school system, and who we have really failed.
Zach Rosenberg has seen some terrible ads about incompetent fathers. This Cheerios ad is the exact opposite. Prepare to behold greatness.
A summer cleaning project digs up a man’s painful, buried memories.
I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.
Marcus Bright calls for action in educational reform.
So many little girls have been taught to be sweet at all costs. N.C. Harrison examines the life and times of a female wrestler who broke that rule…and plenty of others.
Slow down, breathe, enjoy every moment. Learn to focus on what’s in front of you, and find peace in whatever you do.
Aaron W. Voyles reminisces about the impact of debauchery on his freshman hall.
There you see several photos proudly displayed around the room. In every single one of them they are dressed as a clown.
This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.
Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.
What does it look like to the other person when you can’t put your phone down while having a conversation? This video nails it.