“A Snowflake Manifesto” by John Pavlovitz

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Read it.  65 million “snowflakes” will be an avalanche, speaking truth to power.  We are #TheResistance. 

http://johnpavlovitz.com/

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary

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Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everythi…

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What’s Next for Americans of Conscience (in the Age of Trump)

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99 Ways to Fight Trump is a new blog that is enumerating different types of actions we can take to advocate on behalf of our Republic.  Silence, and inaction, is no longer an option.  Remember, democracy is not a spectator sport.

White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises

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White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/14/politics/white-nationalists-on-bannon/index.html

NEVER AGAIN. Stay woke and we shall not be moved, people . Do not waste time blaming and shaming. Use the energy to regroup and organize. 

What Now?

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Sean Patrick Hughes makes the conservative’s case for why people like me sounded the alarm against trump so loudly and so much.

Now, that he has done exactly as expected, and placed a white supremacist as one of his direct advisors, we – women, People of Color, LGBTQIAP, Muslims, Jews, disabled people, immigrants, refugees and our conservative allies who ALSO sounded the same alarm are waiting to see how many trump supporters will stand up to his hate-filled rhetoric. We have no indication that he will change, reach out to marginalized people or actually condemn the hate crimes perpetrated on his behalf. His “60 Minutes” interview inspired LESS confidence in him, not more.

As I’ve mentioned, he has about two months to learn 240 years of US and World politics, history, economics, finance and budgeting and diplomacy – at an EXPERT level.

He has spent the past eight years insulting and delegitimizing our first African-American President. Now, he will be assuming the same office, and MUST be better than President Obama.

BETTER.

He made numerous campaign promises to his supporters, who are impatient and armed. I wish him well, because failure is not an option.

Joy Ann Reid enumerated what the USA has to look forward in trumplandia on AM Joy (Saturday, November 12, 2016).

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I’m not a liberal. I’m not a safe space, social crusader. I’m not a sore loser who can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton wasn’t elected president. The notion that I had to put what lukewarm support I had for a candidate behind her was a source of great frustration for me. I am, at my very core, someone with conservative foundations. I believe that men and women, whenever possible, should be free to live their lives without government intervention. My family and my Christian faith are the center of my life. I like my guns. Chances are, I’m better than you at using them. I’ve worked with and for the toughest most dangerous men on the planet-men you’ve read books about, men you’ve seen movies about. I’ll never claim to be one. But I’ve proven myself useful in their presence. I share this with you so you understand…

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ parody is big hit in Illinois diocese

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Adorable.

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Two priests of the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., and their bishop are the stars of a new video making the rounds on the internet that parodies the “Carpool Karaoke” segments made famous by James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” on CBS.

According to the Rockford Register Star, the video was unveiled last Sunday at an annual youth summit in the diocese attended by 1,700 teens. Father Keith Romke and Father Kyle Manno pretend they’re driving to the summit. Halfway there (at about 3:50 into the video) they pick up their “boss,” Bishop David Malloy, to give him a ride. You can watch the whole thing here:

So far, the video has nearly 21,000 views. The paper called it a big hit with the teens.

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Academia, Love Me Back

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I hope the Dean of Students advocated on your behalf because NO student should be ridiculed in front of others, and there are hundreds of professors who would LOVE the chance to teach great, deserving students, like you.

I’m appalled, but sadly, not surprised that academia has taken so many steps backwards, since I was in graduate school, in the 1990s. Shameful.

You are the one you’ve been waiting for, Tiffany. Stay strong.

TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…

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