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I Am An Activist For Civil Rights

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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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    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 70+ 1 Response Apr 2, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This gets really annoying for me and I don't understand it. If I talk about women not having liberties in parts of the world, why am I automatically labeled a feminist, man hater...
    Duskmoon Duskmoon 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I feel depressed I can not save all abused animals domestic and wild. I need to help and spread the world.
    aestrada91 aestrada91 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    India is a country where people follow different religions ,speak different languages and eat differently.We are still one in spite of all the problems.Stalwarts like ,Tagore...
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    ARA Fraud & Forensic Services: Computer ForensicsBusiness is ever more dependent on computer systems, telecommunications and digital devices. Almost all civil, criminal and...
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    Your movie has torn off the very top of my hat and made it into a visor. What more could you need than a bit of protection from the sun. Allow it to penetrate your mind without...
    youmemeyou youmemeyou 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Everyone should have equal rights. No one should be able to stop you for wanting to marry someone of the same sex.
    ashiz ashiz 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I support gay rights. The only two girls I talk to right now (offline) are gay and one of my old beat friends are gay. My cousin is also gay. She got married to her wife a year ago...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Jun 30

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    I support gay rights as most of the people I know are gay. Two of those people including my brother and myself. I really do not understand why a lot of people bash and disagree...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH SAYS MUSLIMS SAVED JEWShttp://thedeenshow.com/watch/2844/rabbi-shmuley-boteach-says-muslims-saved-jewsMuslims and Jews: a historical perspective that reveals...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I can tell u the whole story of the civil war from start to finish
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    People who are against gay rights should worry about their own problems instead of something that isn't even a problem. 😊
    dfabsar dfabsar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Everyone is born with rights that should not be infringed upon by an individual or the state regardless of race, nationality, religion, culture, or sexual orientation.
    Mar94 Mar94 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I just don't understand anymore. If you're straight, why target and harass the gay community/rights if it literally has nothing to do with you. It wont affect you in the...
    nmoto nmoto 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I don't think my advocation of animal rights goes too far, seeing as many animals simply lack high cognitive function. But on a fundamental level, all animals have the right to...
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    My sister is lesbian and I'm bi. Being a bisexual female who is married makes me feel like I'm not truly a part of the gay community even though I would like to feel like I belong...
    emariexx emariexx 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I love gays, They're the nicest people ever. I support gay rights and gay marriage equality
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Damn right. I have a best friend who is Bisexual. I want her to be happy, and I don't want any ***-holes messing with her. I don't care if you're Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Asexual...
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm not gonna hate on you if you don't support gay rights. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But I'd rather you not discuss that opinion with me. Either 'you' agree or we...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Violence continues in Gaza and Israel. At the same time, Muslims are fasting every day during this lunar month (Ramadan) and today (Tuesday) is a fast day on the Jewish calendar...
    magicriver magicriver 36-40 1 Response Jul 15

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    I was raised in a very religious household and although my parents never directly mentioned it we were brought up, mainly through church believing homosexuality to be a sin. That...
    spankedmatilda spankedmatilda 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    There's no reason why I shouldn't be. There's nothing wrong with how one feels towards another. Love is love and that's all that matters. It shouldn't be up for a public debate...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    It's always fun to understand all culture as their is lots of reasoning and logic on how the culture is developed.. I believe ancient civilization were very sensible, intelligent...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11

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    I would volunteer for a pilot community of resident scientists, engineers, medical professionals, etc. to start a civilization in another planet. Just a thought.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M Jun 24

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    My big brother is gay and I love him so much for who he is and is becoming. I support all of it and not just because of my brother but I love gays.
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't know why we don't yet. It's hard. For people to accept.
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Homophobic discrimination and racism should be a thing of the past. This Is the generation of the 90s kids and early 2000s kids its time for change leave discrimination in last...
    deersa deersa 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Been there done that .If your not defending my rights and freedom you are SOL
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    What bothers me the most about this whole thing, is it never should have even been an issue in the first place. It's no one's business but yours what (or who) you choose to do in...
    KaylaNicole9311 KaylaNicole9311 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes I do. I am an adult. I am willing to listen what others have to say, be it good or bad, positive or negative. Responsibility means that I make myself accountable and that I...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Forgiving. It's the word a hero would use, but no, I'm that badass villain. Forgiving is a fake word, an escape plan for those who are guilty; it is the mental mercy. I will never...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 22 hrs ago

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    Forgiving isn't a easy thing to do as I'm sure everybody knows! Therefore can't be a weakness because it takes a lot of understanding and willpower to forgive after their...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
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    After an unhappy relationship, and four months of post break-up torture, my ex will finally be moving to Florida. Migrating south like an endangered species of *****. But I'm ready...
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