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I Am An Activist For Civil Rights

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    Well this video changed my output on it if you do not support them or think they should have rights watch this video please it's very touching and will make you change your mind...
    Pablo71214 Pablo71214 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
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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.
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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.
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    I don't know why we don't yet. It's hard. For people to accept.
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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 Jul 21

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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...
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