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I Am An Activist For Civil Rights

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Seeking a young son who might be looking for a father figure, or an older man for love and caring..long-term..western USA area please..Thanks..feel free to msg me...
    ehfrank ehfrank 36-40, M 36 mins ago

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    i am looking for a boyfriend that is skinny funny cute romantic and white thoes are my turn on and am 13 and my boyfriend needs to be 11-15 and i love skaters text me if u wanna...
    angelcabral angelcabral 13-15, M 37 mins ago

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    I worry for girls who show off skin and who show off their bodies for boys. In my family we have a strict code of modesty for girls. I wish my mother did this when I was a child...
    Jillian525 Jillian525 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Even if you may never get in contact with a gay person, chances are, as an American, you will live a happier and longer life because that is what equality does, it raises everyone...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    when i went to the doctors for and with my mother he said she she eat alot because she had a big build this is exactly the reason y i want to get fat and wave my big fat jiggling...
    flamenskall flamenskall 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am stumped. I've been reading reactions to the Supreme Court decision to expand the right to marry to same sex couples and found a theme of dissent that confuses me. I am seeing...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Pat Robertson: Obama Should Listen To 'Fellow Africans' On Gay Rights 3 days ago Curtis M. Wong Deputy Editor, HuffPost Gay Voices It's an unlikely proposition, but if Pat...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    when I hear about police brutality against African-Americans, and the fact that the police force isn't doing anything to make it right, It makes me very upset. or that some people...
    Idiotkitty Idiotkitty 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is at fort benning Georgia and I got a letter stating... " The following items are considered as contraband? Please do not send? Any type of food Civilian reading...
    swimmonkey swimmonkey 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    If you support gay rights like this experience if you don't comment or message me
    hailey0987 hailey0987 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi I know I'm only 14, but to be honest I don't care I want to put out my opinion. I say "Love who you want to Love" it doesn't matter who you are. I want you to be happy. I want...
    AbbieSmiles AbbieSmiles 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I own guns. I'm not for the complete removal of them, but our gun culture has gotten out of control. The industry funds radicals who spout paranoid rantings about rights vanishing...
    justmaggie justmaggie 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I 100% believe in equal right for ALL. No one should be treated better than someone else and NO ONE for ANY REASON, should be TREATED LIKE ANYTHING ELSE THAN A PERSON. NO MATTER...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 23

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    i believe we are all humans and race , gender, sexuality ect. are just illusions . We are all one race and thats the human race so we all should have EQUAL RIGHTS! I believe in gay...
    hiimmy hiimmy 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I support Gay-rights. But I am not one myself. I am a MtoF trans and I love boys. So I am straight. I think everybody needs to get married if they want too, America made a big step...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I've been considering several alternatives and recently decided to open a forum. It won't support experience groups, which may need some getting used to, but it will support...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Alright so there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the poor within America, one that specifically bothers me the most is that poor people, low-income families and those...
    SunshineSplash SunshineSplash 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I support gay people. A lot of people I know are gay and I don't have anything against gays. Gay people should be treated like anybody else, if you think about they really are not...
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I don't understand how anyone could be misinformed enough to say that the Civil War wasn't primarily about slavery. For those who say, "It was about states' rights," yeah, it was...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jul 18

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    Why don't us Animal Sex Oriented get equal rights? The gays got their equal rights! Animal sex is most times consensual. Even dolphins are known to rape humans. Bonobos and even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 18

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    "...3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4they said to him, 'Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act...
    ksnowman ksnowman 18-21, M Jul 17

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    Why must people fight to obtain rights that should freely be given? It is increasingly frustrating to me why society pins certain traits in people and calls them out as "not normal...
    ascherlukas ascherlukas 16-17, T 2 Responses Jul 17

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    You don't have to be gay or bi to support gay rights. I mean really, they are not going to change.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Jul 17

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    I searched the App Store for "LGBT" and this came up and apparently there's an "I don't believe in gay marriage" or w/e???? How is that a thing
    PrincenElectraHearts PrincenElectraHearts 16-17, T 3 Responses Jul 17

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    This is a big weekend for my family as my cousin is marrying his husband to be on Saturday I'm so excited for them! They are the best and they make each other so happy! The best...
    Jessa28 Jessa28 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 16

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    Today is the 153rd birthday of reporter and journalist Ida B Wells. She spoke of the lynchings that occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From her 1893 article "Lynch...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I have no idea how people will respond to this but I have gay friends who are literally the best people in the world. Before I knew they were gay they were just people with hearts...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I, with all my heart support gay rights. In my opinion it shouldn't even be 'gay rights' or 'gay marriage', because they are just as human as heterosexual people. So why should...
    usuallyMIA usuallyMIA 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    My daughter opened up to tell me she was Pansexual. She told me and I responded with asking what pansexual means as it was a term I had never heard. She smiled and explained to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Okaaaaay, so thank you everyone for your lovely input and comments. This will probably be the last time I post anything about religion. Anything discussed within the political...
    WhatTheMEL WhatTheMEL 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I completed my bachelor degree in civil engineering.. I don't know how to find a good job..I m a fresher..how to get a job.. anyone please help
    karthik143honey karthik143honey 18-21, M Jul 14

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                             Where justice is denied,       where poverty is enforced, where...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I called someone out here for their bigotry in brushing aside the concerns of a gay person experiencing intolerance as being "typical gay oversensitivity". So he blocked me...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 13

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