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I Am An Activist For Civil Rights

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really don't understand all of the flack behind gay marriage being legalized in all 50 states. I think this is AMAZING!! And I cried the moment I found out about it. I have a...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 13 mins ago

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    It makes me so sad that so many people are still against equal rights and opportunity.. I just hope that people will eventually understand the importance of equal rights for...
    BridieBird BridieBird 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am extremely happy and satisfied with the supreme court decision on gay marriage! Congratulations to everyone who now has the opportunity to get married with their partner ^^ I...
    LRRReee LRRReee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    for men and women, for women and men, let's stop biggots rights.
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=11517
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Congratulations to all the gays who are finally allowed to marry! It's about time equal rights were given to you. :)
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Did anyone watched Bria and Chrissy's new song that they created in happiness of legalization of LGBTQ rights? Its awesome, I loved it!
    changemindchangelife changemindchangelife 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Although I'm straight and hate Facebook, I love the rainbow filter they're doing to support gay rights.
    IWantAUnicorn IWantAUnicorn 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want to express my gratitude to all the LGBT activists out there who worked and fought so hard for this day. Marriage equality is a dream come true :)
    mandygirl87 mandygirl87 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is America, and it's about time we actually started treating people equally like we're supposed to be doing. It's good to know that people regardless of gender have the right...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    IM SO HAPPY FOR AMERICA TODAY🌈
    jaredhuna jaredhuna 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    FINALLY . Now everyone is equal in rights to marriage
    zebrelle9 zebrelle9 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Gay marriage is finally legal nationwide! Though I'm straight and it doesn't effect me, I'm still happy that same sex couples can marry now. Everyone has the right to be happy. For...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    America is finally done living in the dark ages and becoming a true Democracy. Homosexuals can finally enjoy marriage. Some people are against this, saying it's runing America...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm happy for the USA to understand this law! I'm excited for all these people who are finally able to get married legally (: This is love. If anyone of you are against it, that's...
    Beautybrunette Beautybrunette 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm straight but I'm TOTALLY HAPPY for you guys! :3 Words cannot express how excited I am right now! Love for all and all for LOVE! ^_^
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I keep seeing things on my Facebook that make so mad! there are so many other things that America should be worried about besides sitting here getting pissed off that EVERYBODY can...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm so so PROUD for the US for legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states! Literally the land of the free! :D
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    HOLY ****! I thought we still had a decade left but finally the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of equality for all! Today is a great victory for tolerance and acceptance...
    NorCalBoy NorCalBoy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Wonderful!!!! Equality for all! Love is love.
    raegulp247 raegulp247 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    GAY MARRIAGE IS FINALLY ACCEPTED IN ALL 50 STATES OF THE U.S! THANK YOU AMERICA FOR FINALLY REALIZING THAT LOVE IS LOVE AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO LOVE WHOEVER YOU CHOOSE TO. THANK...
    allie72465 allie72465 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I support all those that are discriminated against equally. Because equality is the whole point!
    annagrl13 annagrl13 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe in equal rights, obviously since I share this experience on my account. I believe women shouldn't be second class citizen. I believe people of all races should be treated...
    ThomasDillon1234 ThomasDillon1234 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think the world would be a better place if women truly had equall rights
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    And **** on you kkk morons. Robert Edward Lee wouldn't let you sleep in his barn. You people want to take down our history, even our statues (of men who fought and took a good part...
    trent74 trent74 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Any advice about how to become a better LGBTQ+ activist as I grow older?
    JustKindaThere JustKindaThere 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have made many mistakes in my life. but the past year has been the worst year of my life. im an addict and a mother. i used drugs and then got clean after i had my 1st child. i...
    completlyalone2387 completlyalone2387 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Convicted once screwed for a lietime
    josephwaynelogan josephwaynelogan 51-55, M a week ago

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    ‘Dad, will you go to jail?’ – The cost of reporting truth Mon Jun 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm EST I spent an entire day trying to figure out how to break it to my wife that my name...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Selling Homosexuality To America Paul E. Rondeau “[I]nstitutional sites from which discourse proceeds must be identified ... [D]iscourse is power itself, and the power to...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M a week ago

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    What Does It Mean to Change? By Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. The man who has overcome his homosexuality is truly a man who has recaptured his own nature. In fact, a basic assumption of...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    The Child’s Right to a Mother and Father Ten reasons against adoption rights for homosexual couples by Christl R. Vonholdt • Every child has a right to a mother and father...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    So much for civil rights in the USA. I am on military lockdown in my hometown cause I filed for my civil rights with the EEOC against a multi billion dollar corporation. The...
    Lashley72 Lashley72 41-45 Jun 22

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