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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    based upon how I was raised, everyone has a chance to do what they want and need to do. The gender, sexual preference, race, religion OR class...we all have a want for something...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F 37 mins ago

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    I'm almost always the friend that is strong for everyone else. Everyone comes to me with their issues, and if I can help them through it, I do, if not I support them while they...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I have this extreme desire to just disappear..for as long as I feel I need to. To just leave and find myself and experience new things and go to places I've never been. But I want...
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I wish it were easier to not worry about this kind of thing. Everyone always tells me it will happen in time. You'll find the one, etc, etc.... It's hard for me to have a positive...
    PoisonedOne PoisonedOne 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Just looking for a cool wolf girl to kick it with. Hmu :)
    JesseThorns JesseThorns 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    I don't expect others to blindly accept me and not have some of their own personal standards. I like to surround myself with people who realize and enjoy the fact that life is...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I LOVE FOREVER CELIBACY. I'm a girl of 22 years old who enjoys in being single and i enjoys it to full extent. I know that there are some other people too in some corner of this...
    yoyoFnze yoyoFnze 18-21 1 day ago

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    Why should anyone be treated differently for their religion,colour,sex,style or whatever if I think about it were all human beings as we all came out or was made the same way...
    charlotte8482 charlotte8482 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Toss my coin, sez Hillary ! I apologize to all my loyal readers. Earlier I summarized the bizarre rules for Iowa democrat caucuses. But I was unaware that “tough caucuses...
    Honey82bunny Honey82bunny 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Falling by The Civil Wars Haven't you seen me sleep walking? 'Cause I've been holding your hand Haven't you noticed me drifting? Oh, let me tell you, I am Tell me it's nothing...
    LiesITellMyself LiesITellMyself 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Equal rights is only fair especially to thise who work just as hard as any other individual to make their lives better.
    WhyMeWhyNotMe WhyMeWhyNotMe 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love documentaries, movies and TV shows about the Civil War. I had an ancestor that served in the Union Army. He was from Illinois. He was shot in the neck during the war and...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is my second time sharing this story. EP removed the first one. Again, I support gay rights, and I live in Alabama. Many people were slightly disgusted to learn that I support...
    CNSPRCYTHRY CNSPRCYTHRY 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm a 100% straight guy who FULLY and WHOLEHEARTEDLY supports the rights of all people.
    SolarCrash SolarCrash 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Perhaps you haven't heard of Joan Baez. She doesn't make a helluva lot of videos,doesn't cavort around the stage half naked with men in S&M clothing in the backround.She is a...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    My name is Lilian Nyaguthie Mwai, am a Kenyan citizen living in Finland. I have decided to come out and share my story so the world can know that racial segregation still exists. I...
    Marvelas Marvelas 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Hi, hope you are all well and healthy. I am 30 years old Indian Gay men & well settled Software employee and currently living in Hyderabad,India. I am single, not in a relation...
    pranaireddy pranaireddy 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    On YouTube, I saw an abused dog 🐶trying to relate with their new owner. The interaction between the two was so sad, the dog cried and shook in fear because the last owner...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F Jan 19

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    I don't feel comfortable but i am learning not to be afraid of or angry at confrontation. I was bullied because of how i looked. Having more chances of being bullied makes it even...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F Jan 19

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    So I am in the middle of an old conversation which I totally just bbl'd. Not right back, No, Now let me repeat. This is a messenger convo between me and an old bestfriend I kept...
    4rae2 4rae2 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    'The natural rights of the child to the control of his own person, rise up, from the moment of his birth, in opposition to the transmission to him of any ownership, which, in...
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M Jan 17

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    Okay so It's hard not having friends who can relate to your relationship or nearly close to it. I feel like ever since I've been with my boyfriend I've lost all my friends. He's my...
    SimplyAvalos SimplyAvalos 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Here is a 2015 report by IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear war) , PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility) and Physicians for Global Survival. Here...
    wraithorn wraithorn 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    We're all humans. I see no difference. So why are differences made/forced upon people?
    ItzPuppeh ItzPuppeh 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    You know, I get so tired of labels like "gay", "lesbian" etc.... I believe that we should be able to love who we want without a label. I find it stupid we have to tell people our...
    wetepentz wetepentz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Look at Minnesota Muslim Congress Man.. GOD Father of *ISIS* Distributing Drugs thorugh his Donner and Created this Sunni and Shia *WAR" to destory Islam. He knows Damn fukkin well...
    gonzalsezbp gonzalsezbp 22-25, F Jan 9

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    My name is Arilex (my nickname) and I am seeking out a pack. I've gotten the gene through my family bloodline and now it and my wolf have been more active then ever. I can't stand...
    Arilex Arilex 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Today I was told that because I'm Mormon I can't support gay rights but I disagree. Yes I believe in God but I don't believe in s God who hates people for something he gave them...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 8 Responses Jan 8

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    on world wide magazines . I am on Benetton and I go : " wow !" I am just not on vogue . And just for photogrophers sensual pleasures i have modelled for them .
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F Jan 8

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    I travel a lot for business, and this is one of the those "67 Ford Mustang" unicorns that you look for all the time. I've been fortunate enough to find a few, but they are rare.
    ivegot5onit ivegot5onit 31-35, M Jan 8

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    Most of the time the postings for women for men on CL are fakes or bots. This one time I struck pay dirt where it was an actual women who was looking to have oral s3* performed on...
    ivegot5onit ivegot5onit 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    and i am here alone forever as the only human being on Earth
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F Jan 8

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