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I Am An Activist For Civil Rights

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    Help Women Be Seen As Humans, Not Commodities

    Whether its dueling with an arch nemesis for the heart of a woman or highschool freshman hazing. No matter if its Chinese foot binding or the ritual slaughtering of any child born on a friday by the Anglo-Saxons; or even the Salem witch hunts. I'm sure most of us can agree that...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 24, 2011

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    Miles To Go

    Rarely does the cliché, “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem,” apply so well as in this case. I recently heard Andrew Young doing a radio interview for MLK Day and remember him saying “Martin” was not so much concerned with the KKK or the...
    CherrySissy CherrySissy 46-50, T Jan 30, 2011

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    Bill Maher: 2nd Amendment Not Under Attack, Your Other Rights Are

    In his final New Rule of the night, Bill Maher smacked down the conventional wisdom on the right that the Second Amendment is under attack from President Obama, saying that "America's gun nuts" need to stop wetting their pants over it. But more importantly, Maher said that people...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    In most cases electronic monitoring programs

    operate under questionable legal frameworks, typically excluding or minimizing any rights or entitlements for the people being monitored. There are several rights that the condition of Full House Arrest on electronic monitoring violates including:The First Amendment (Amendment I...
    LiberatedJustice LiberatedJustice 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    Male Privilege

    The Male Privilege Checklist(Especially White Male Privilege)An Unabashed Imitation of an article by Peggy McIntosh In 1990, Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. McIntosh observes that whites in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jan 31, 2013

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    FREEDOM of Speech Violation

    I BELONG TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS AS ITS PURPOSE TO  ADVOCATE FOR AND DEFEND THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF LATINOS.  IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL LATINO MOTHERS HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED TO SPEAK IN SPANISH UNDER THREATS OF HAVING CHARGES FILED AGAINST THEM (???)  ALSO LATINO CHILDREN...
    MAGLATINA MAGLATINA 66-70 1 Response Apr 2, 2008

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    damn they really do have everything on here.

    I've been an activist since i was a pre teen. The moment i was introduced to the civil rights struggle of the 60's in third grade i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of questions when i was young that nobody had an answer too. Why were we so poor when...
    1Samoana 1Samoana 26-30, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Labor Rights in Islam in the light of saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (peace be...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    another police officer has been found not guilty for killing unarmed people-sigh
    youreable youreable 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Support me in my fight through signing this petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/equality-for-lgbt-persons
    Lepotica Lepotica 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a woman. I don't always dress pretty, I don't always wear make up, and I'm sure as hell not a stick either. I have a body, a full body with curves. I eat, I love food. I swear...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A very insightful and important acticle Gay activists claim redefining marriage won’t hurt anyone, but that’s a lie. Just ask Canadians. May 1, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M May 2

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    If we are all expected to obey the same rules and regulations and pay the same taxes, then we should all be given the same rights and treated fairly. No one should be unfairly...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    While I am straight, many of my friends are either bisexual, lesbian, or pansexual, and I am a strong supporter of equal rights for all. I feel that everyone should have the...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't want to patronize, but I am compelled to write this, because I refuse to believe that the 'veteran spirit' is dying. In my family and in my husband's as well, remembering...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I think/know that the civilization is messing up this earth. I wish I could go to another planet to live a quiet but beautiful live.
    dannycool2013 dannycool2013 16-17, M May 13

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    Be a part of this important documentary. Help us change and even save lives. #Veterans with #PTSD need our help. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/26650-veterans-need-civilian...
    camiller21 camiller21 26-30, F May 18

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    If lgbts are people too, then there is no need for rights , then. We do not need to know you like to get it in the gluteus Maximus either!!
    NotAnotherIgnorantTeen NotAnotherIgnorantTeen 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    Human rights should not be limited or given out to a select group. They are inherent to all and need to be equally entitled without discrimination.
    Kaitowonder Kaitowonder 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    I'd feel much safer if I did have rights.. Of course we have the right to life and such but.. Most the ones that we want are taken away by adults or parents forcing them into...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 17

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    Everyone should equal rights but there will be some more capable than others. Special privileges should be stopped. Equality doesn't determine success
    sirnatural sirnatural 31-35, M 1 Response May 18

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    This was awkward we had some discussion in PD today about Gay Rights and that Thing in Ireland, half our class was against it then some ***** shouts "Of course Mackenzie would be...
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 13-15, M 12 Responses May 19

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    I'm bi and I admire gay and lesbian human beings because a lot of them are true to themselves and strong and live their lives without worrying what others think. No matter what...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    At home. And not. Sickening society. Civilized is a lie.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response May 1

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    I am a fighter. the very meaning of my name means battler (Gaelic), warrior or courageous defender (Saxon or old English), and is fitting. I'm a huge lover and love with everything...
    hosedsailorboy hosedsailorboy 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    and this is funtastic . I love it. I just want to forget the people who hurt me to the core and i want to escape all of them
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F May 13

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    Yeah, they were the blood that runs through my veins now. Thank God for making me a black woman.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Almost makes me ashamed to be a member of the human race. If it wasn't for the few good people in this film, I would not believe there was any hope for us at all. Thank you to the...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    The Simple Truth about Homosexuals I'm writing this post to clear the air.. There are some common misconceptions about us gay peeps. I can't speak for all but this is my story...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Lol. Too funny. http://www.queerty.com/hate-group-forgets-to-renew-domain-name-gets-redirected-to-hardcore-gay-xxx-site-20150512?utm_source=bb82&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    Egyptian social media have been talking lately about a "bizzare divorce case" as they refer to it! A woman went to court to file for divorce from her husband saying that he's too...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 May 21

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    I support everyone who like the same gender ^^ and my dad HATES me for it. But you know what? There's NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!!
    bingbongtingtongg bingbongtingtongg 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm SO happy that Ireland did the right thing and voted yes for LGBT marriage!
    thefurthestthing thefurthestthing 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    There was a time when I had no idea what abuse is. I experienced a form of abuse as bullying in my teen years. I thought it was a nightmare. It changed me at the core. But I still...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So coming back from my Camp and my wonderful Memorial day party which i had planned to blog about but can't anymore because EP will be removing the Functionality of BLOG. I guess...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    At the end of April, I was stopped for speeding (42 mph in a 25 mph zone) and also because I was smoking pot while driving. I was given a field sobriety test on a steep hill that...
    honestmistakes honestmistakes 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Den amerikanske kongres har gennemført et mandat vedrørende revision af forsikringspræmier, hvilket resulterer i ekstra byrde for ejere af fast ejendom under den nationale...
    vitoriaalmeida vitoriaalmeida 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Why is it so hard to let people be happy? It seems to me that whenever we see other people enjoying life and feeling like they're walking not on the cold concrete but on the...
    xKissAndTellx xKissAndTellx 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    After living in Kenya for 6 years I am ready to get back to the states for 6 months of R n R.
    Gasaholic4u Gasaholic4u 36-40, M