Ethics and Human Rights
Marriage is a human right and not a heterosexual priviledge... If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen to side with the oppressor. To be truly American is to stand against oppression. Your voice matters.
Mildred Jeter and her husband, Richard Loving. They are the inspiration for LOVING DAY. The Jeter-Loving marriage was responsible for overturning state laws in the United States that prohibited interracial marriages. Amazing story!!
Barbara Jordan (1936 – 1996) was a leader of the Civil rights movement and later became the first Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Among other notable achievements, Jordan introduced legislature to extend the state ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, and campaigned to include Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans when extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and supported the Community Reinvestment Act.
Recently emancipated slave children from New Orleans drape themselves in the American flag, New York, 1870. Quadroon house slaves, unacknowledged members of the plantation owners family fathered by the white men of the house and the mixed blood house slave women.
No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. At 716 per 100,000 people, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the U.S. tops every other nation in the world. - Take note.
The Elders represent an independent voice, not bound by the interests of any nation, government or institution. They are committed to promoting the shared interests of humanity, and the universal human rights we all share. They believe that in any conflict, it is important to listen to everyone - no matter how unpalatable or unpopular this may be. They aim to act boldly, speaking difficult truths and tackling taboos.
This Is What Homophobia In France Looks Like. After being attacked with his boyfriend in Paris on Sunday, Wilfred de Bruijn posted a photo of his beaten face to his personal Facebook page. A wave of anti-gay sentiment sweeps France in the midst of a marriage equality debate. This Is Hate. :((
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outrages as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin. This is what I cite Lessig describing as 'Foregrounding' in my paper at: perspectives.juxt... "The process of changing social meanings is ultimately a process of social meanings being moved from being contested to uncontested and from foreground to background." - Roshan Danesh and Lex Musta
"Apartheid was a criminal system and was maintained by criminal means, with scant regard for public or private morality. The activities of agents of the state were unconstrained, and growing numbers of citizens abandoned previously accepted norms of behaviour as they began to condone, rationalise and legitimise injustice. The challenge for us is to make integrity part of our culture again, and to instil into our society, a sense that integrity is valued once more" - Dr. Frene Ginwala
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...
Prisoners of conscience in China—especially Falun Gong—are being killed for their organs. Brought to my attention by a Chinese American MD doctor: Killed for Organs: Chinas Secret State Transplant Business - YouTube It's being called "abhorrent" and a "crime against humanity." Allegations of forced organ harvesting in China started to surface in 2006. Since then, mounting evidence suggests these allegations are true—and even worse than originally suspected.
Soul Looks Back And Wonder - (Civil Rights Movement) “I was really, really involved. I didn’t realize at the time how dangerous the situation was. The only thing I was concerned with was that I wanted my freedom, I wanted to be able to go where I wanted, like everyone else did.” - Dannela Bryant
Brought to my attention by a Chinese American MD doctor: Killed for Organs: Chinas Secret State Transplant Business - YouTube It's being called "abhorrent" and a "crime against humanity." Allegations of forced organ harvesting in China started to surface in 2006. Since then, mounting evidence suggests these allegations are true—and even worse than originally suspected. Prisoners of conscience—especially Falun Gong—are being killed for their organs.