“Cain killed Abel with a rock—it’s not a gun problem” and other bullshit.

I wish I knew how many times I have heard the phrase, “It’s not a gun problem. It’s a heart problem.” This slogan among NRA supporters and avid gun-owners seems to be a nail in the coffin of this argument. Instead, this vague and foolhardy reasoning continues to nail shut the coffins of countless students … Continue reading “Cain killed Abel with a rock—it’s not a gun problem” and other bullshit.

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Perpetual White History Month

Inevitably, when February rolls around, there is that person who proclaims the old adage, “Why do black people get a month? If white people celebrated their own month, there would be hell to pay.” In fact, person blinded by whiteness, there has been hell to pay. From the year 1619, when the first ship brought … Continue reading Perpetual White History Month

Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.

It’s the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, and now all of those who have been estranged can come out of hiding. The cards are off the shelves, the flower advertisements have ceased, and we can begin scrolling through social media without being inundated by posts that have us swallow that all-too-familiar reality— the reality that we … Continue reading Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.