There is a part of me that always erupts when I encounter religious discrimination. I have met two or three disrespectful and chauvinistic individuals throughout my life–and thank goodness our dealings with each other ended as soon as I expressed my disinterest regarding to becoming a convert of their religion. Imagine if you have to … More The Question of “God”
While this post might end up to be another preachy-sounding heap (since I always seem to conclude my posts with the message–“keep an open mind and keep learning”), I still feel the need to write about it. I’m just going to put that out there. I’m sick and tired of people trying to convert me. … More Must we be religious?
It honestly pisses me off when people use those words without regard, without questioning what they mean, or as a joke “among friends”. Why is it okay if you only use it “among friends”? Does decontextualization remove the racist and negative connotations attached to those words? No, because those words can never be decontextualized because … More “That’s so gay”, “nigger”, and “hahaha”?
They’re all the same thing. The fundamental reason for discrimination is the egotistic need to feel superior, and the compulsive need to feel superior likely comes from insecurity, or a sense of lackness. When you’re lacking something: self-confidence, beauty, success, popularity–whatever it may be, those negative feelings easily channel themselves into visible forms of discrimination, or discriminatory … More Racism, Sexism, Elitism, Classicism, Whatever-ism’s
I think I am beginning to understand the reason why I am so intrigued by feminist, indigenous, and racial literature/issues. Why am I interested in patriarchy, gender discrimination and homosexuality? Why am I interested in the Native People of North America, their abuse, their pain, their spiritual beliefs? Why am I feel so strongly towards … More Searching for Humanity: Part One