<![CDATA[  It may be miles and miles away from where you live, but Ferguson, Mo. is closer than you think. This national embarrassment, this ridiculous cluster-you-know-what, is terrible, virtually indefensible on so many levels. But the seeds of this atrocity were planted a long time ago. What’s worse, they’ve been planted all over our nation.

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<![CDATA[Right now, Christena Cleveland and Keegan-Michael Key are two of my favorite people in the world. Though they operate in different disciplines and run in very different circles, they are both excellent at what they do. And I often find myself highlighting their work on social media. Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist with a focus…

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<![CDATA[ (Editor’s Note: with all the talk about the polarizing SCOTUS ruling on Hobby Lobby and birth control, I thought it might be good to talk about something that brings people together.)   So I’ve thought a lot about it, and I’ve decided that this song by bluegrass hip-hop band Gangstagrass, is more than just a fun, infectious…

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<![CDATA[Modern day America has a problem with racism. But the problem is not that Americans are not against it. On the contrary, you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who won’t come out against racism, or at least who won’t vigorously deny being racist. The problem is that we don’t understand racism enough to get…

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<![CDATA[Imagine if your car was a clunker, (back in the day, we would've called it a "hooptie") but it was the only car you've ever known.  Both your parents drove that car, practically raised you in that car, before passing it onto you. You drive it all through high school and college, doing your best to…

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